New work by fine art photographer and mixed media artist Xavier Brignoni will be on view at Arts for ACT Gallery during the months of October. Freshly back from a two-week trip to Ireland, Brignoni will be on hand in the gallery to celebrate the exhibit’s opening and the 5-year anniversary of Art Walk, an event he helped co-found.
Xavier Brignoni was born to a life of art. Possessed of a natural sense for beauty and balance, his understanding of color and composition was evident from an early age. He was exposed to photography by his father, an avid amateur photographer, and film and cameras were fixtures in the family’s home. But it was a decade of work as a custom framer that inculcated in Xavier an abiding love of art and appreciation of its diverse shapes, styles, motifs and genres.
Thus prepared, Brignoni eventually picked up a camera himself and it wasn’t long before experiments with filters and lighting morphed into mixed media works that combined his passions for drawing, interior design and collage constructions. These days, his fine art photography and mixed media work is equally informed by his love of vintage looks and styles in fashion and architectre, which is yet another of Xavier’s admired forms of art. And like Picasso, Dali, Max Ernst, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, Man Ray, Josep Hoffmann, Hector Guimard, Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder, Brignoni is also fascinated by the opportunities that jewelry design affords for artistic self-expression. Currently, his designs can be purchased through this website.
As a former River District gallery owner (he co-owned daas Gallery from 2008 to 2012 with partner David Acevedo) and Art Walk co-founder, Xavier is delighted to have his work featured by Arts for ACT Gallery during the event’s 5-year anniversary on October 4.
Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers. Business hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Guests and collectors may call 239-337-5050 for more information about the exhibition.
Xavier Brignoni's private studio is located at The Union Artist Studios at 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 202, in the Edwards Building annex to the Alliance for the Arts.