The Get Down 24 X 36 Giclee On Canvas - 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...
The Get Down The concept of “The Get Down” was originally inspired and commissioned by a hip-hop event in California known as Mighty 4. The Mighty 4 was established to preserve the four cornerstones of the hip-hop culture: Emcee-in’, DJ-in’, Graffiti, and B-boyin’/girlin’. During the creative process of this painting, I was dedicated to capturing the essence of these four elements that are at the core of the culture we know and live, hip-hop.
The Get Down 24 X 36 Giclee On Canvas, by David Garibaldi David Garibaldi
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