Tinkerbell Original - 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...
Tinker Bell This piece is one of a series of paintings commissioned by The Toon Studio of Beverly Hills for me to recreate retro Storybook characters using my neomanneristic, urban style. I call these characters “Urban Toons” Tinkerbell is the subject of this painting. I wanted to show her rocking a club as DJ Tinkerbell. Her flying skills allow her to spin the turntables mid-air. She is wearing a necklace with her initials, TB, and is sporting her pom-poms on her boots. The crowd below is dancing out of control and vibin’ to Tink’s tunes
Tinkerbell Original, by David Garibaldi David Garibaldi
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