Featured Artist of the Month: Allen Minecci
Allen Minecci is an artist living in Knoxville, TN. In 2015, He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He studied a wide variety of artistic disciplines at UTK including graphic design, printmaking, and videography. Outside of his education, He has been painting since 2017.
This collection of artworks has been largely made in the past two years as an exploration of abstraction and surrealism with acrylic paint and other media. Conceptually, Allen is interested in the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind, where both tangible and abstract ideas come together. metaphysics, multidimensionality, anatomy, mythology, and extrasensory perceptions, are some of the topics that inform and inspire these pieces.
Visual art, for Allen, has always been a therapeutic venture where he can process and express feelings and visions. Currently, Allen works as an art teacher at the Boys & Girls Club. He visits multiple clubs each week to teach art lessons for kids of all ages, while at the same time, advancing his personal art practice in his studio.