||About The Artist :
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Sacramento, Garibaldi’s early life was
overshadowed by the tough environment that surrounded him. He was not
immune to the lure of graffiti life, and he found a niche in urban art. It was not
until high school that Garibaldi was able to parlay underground influences and
hip-hop culture into positive career opportunities. Despite hard times to come, he
walked away from the mean streets for good and refused to lose the focus and
drive of a young artist pursuing the dreams of world renown.
In 2003, David Garibaldi began turning his illustrations on paper into paintings on
canvas. Although painting was gratifying, Garibaldi wanted to take his artistry to a
different level. He started painting live at urban jazz sessions, nightclubs, and
hip-hop events, using music events to spark his creativity. Painting live became
performance in its own right, and Garibaldi’s work evolved into stage
As he dances, paint flies, arms flail, and he moves his body. Garibaldi becomes a
man in motion, turning his live stage performance into a show known to fans as
“Rhythm and Hue.” If indeed there are any other fine artists breaking creative
boundaries between the artist’s studio and the performer’s stage, then it’s
Garibaldi who is leading the way.
The buzz over “Rhythm and Hue” performances has reached celebrities, CEOs,
politicians, and pro athletes. Garibaldi has been featured on various networks
such as MTV, NBC, PBS, in addition to coverage in worldwide publications. His
recent studio pieces have fared equally well, including a series appropriately
named Rhythm, Color, Culture, Energy.
Garibaldi is an innovator in this century’s growing genre of urban-contemporary
artists who are quickly changing the face of the art world. The creativity, passion,
and maturity in his style are not often seen in artists twice his age, and many are
humbled by his youth. The essence of rhythm comes alive with every
brushstroke, and Garibaldi’s life-like, graffiti inspired scenes have exhilarated a
new generation of art buyers while imbuing countless thousands of admirers with
the tones and textures of music-fueled urban nights.