Umberto Crenca


Umberto Crenca 2008, chromogenic print by Lucas Foglia

I make art. The art I make is a product of my experiences, for better or worse. The work often represents my cynical, and sometimes humorous, view of humankind. My motive in making art is not to make art that sells. My motives are to create works that assert my individuality and to exercise the freedom implied in doing so.

Source: NetWorks 2008 Catalogue


Nature’s Nature (triptych), 2008
Acrylic, wallpaper, mixed media on panels 78 x 48 in. each


Video: Richard Goulis
Music: Excerpts from “Old Spice,” written and performed by Umberto Crenca
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.


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