Giovanni Morales is known for his multi-layered pop-art style paintings that take inspiration from collage, sign writing, and old-fashioned comic strips. The iconic imagery that Giovanni creates is achieved through a process of adding and removing layer upon layer of paint. While working with mainstream iconography, Giovanni creates a visual framework that is bold, adventurous, and creates a lasting impression.
Giovanni moved to Las Vegas as a young child and began his painting career in 2005 after watching his cousin create a simple stencil to form type. From that moment on he was hooked, for Giovanni the art is in the hands-on cutting technique. Giovanni’s passion for vintage hand-made things; from old signs and cars to comic books has inspired the distressed surfaces of his paintings. Artists that have been an influence are the old pin strippers and hand-lettered sign makers as well as Banskey, Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol, and Shepard Fairey.