W. M. Vinci’s captivating acrylic abstracts bring a new sophistication to collisions of color and texture. Vinci describes his goal as wanting to “bridge the gap between art and science,” and to that end his process is markedly physical and individualized. He prepares surfaces with sand, metal, fibers, salt, wood, and many other materials, and keeps a close watch over the viscosity and temperature of his paints. Vinci then conducts his disparate elements as tightly as a symphony, with just as much complexity, divergence, and convergence. Saturated colors, splattering, washes, calligraphic characters, geometric shapes, and even recognizable objects are all interwoven. Though dense layers of imagery are Vinci’s specialty, he is not afraid to adjust or reign in his methods for a particular aesthetic. His body of work contains both lively paintings that recall Abstract Expressionism, and meticulously formed images that focus on the interaction between a single meandering line and one color.
W.M. Vinci was born in Indianapolis and today lives in California. He often takes inspiration from his surroundings, including Yosemite and Big Sur.