“Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.” - JMB
Los Angeles artist Charles Gitnick is a 19-year-old waging war against gun violence by getting guns off the streets and into art galleries. Gitnick was recognized at an early age for his use of replica firearms in his paintings as a way to bring light to the increasing prevalence of gun-related violence throughout the world.
"My art blurs the focus on the firearm within it, invoking provocative thought and dialog."
"Taking a significant level of inspiration from the late Jackson Pollock, I started developing an artistic craft that represented abstract expressionist painting styles seen around the world. I vividly recall the horrific Sandy Hook massacre from my childhood, wanting to find any way possible to help the victims. That’s when I became inspired to “END VIOLENCE” through my work."
Charles Gitnick's work is thought-provoking and eye catching to say the least. He is a master at combining artistic styles that draw inspiration from Pollock, Rothko, Warhol, and modern day street art. Gitnick's art has the ability to entertain a younger audience and spread a strong message against gun violece at the same time. His work has been collected by notable celebreties like Gunna, Lil Dicky, and Ian Dior.