Michael Cuffe spent 8 years in the Hollywood film industry working for Paramount Studios, as well as other large scale production houses, specializing in feature film development on films such as Constantine, Speed Racer, and various large budget features. After that Cuffe moved into consulting Silicon Valley based .com’s on viral marketing campaigns, SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, creative ad and media campaigns, as well as film production ranging from commercials to extended length media pieces.
Michael Cuffe is currently the Editor in Chief of the contemporary arts documentation project Warholian, which focuses on new and emerging artists around the world. Cuffe has organized a creative crew of writers and photographers to join him in the documenting the ever evolving world of art through studio visits and interviews with the artists themselves.
Cuffe is also an accomplished contemporary mixed media artist best known for his collage styled paper works that are often painted in multiple layers. His fine art work first gained notoriety during the Obama campaign, when his painting “The Hopeful Hearts Club,” his take on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Album, spread worldwide grabbing the attention of mainstream news media. It received a special White House invitational viewing, has been published multiple times in both books and magazines, and was part of Shepard Fairey’s Manifest Hope gallery exhibitions.
About this work: Inspired and derived from one of my favorite images of actress Christina Ricci... and some aliens hailing from Zeta Reticuli. I really liked the idea of Dorothy finding herself in a new adventure through space, the cosmos, and beyond. Truly a new chapter of the OZ saga I'd love to see play out!
Process: First archival watercolor paper is attached to panel - sealed and left to dry. I do this because I prefer the texture of oils on sealed paper - something I picked up from a well known artist a while back. The sealing process has to be exacted perfectly for long term archivability, and this is a process I've learned and refined over time. Then the work is painted with oils, and once again sealed upon completion of the painting.
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