Michael “Monstrinho” Amorillo is a contemporary multi-media artist well-known for large scale open-air murals, abstract acrylic paintings, original character illustrations and intricate watercolors. Bliss 101 presents Monstrinho this Friday September 6th from 6pm-9pm in Encinitas to showcase his unique art. Original work on canvas, wood, and paper will be featured at the location of 687 South Coast Highway 101, California. (next to Whole Foods).
Infused with personality and energy, Amorillo’s themed installations and character-inspired artwork celebrates positivity, diversity and creativity. The loveable characters, vibrant colors and whimsical themes engage and inspire his audience of children, families and the young at heart.
Born in Queens in 1976 and raised on Long Island, New York, his love for comic books and cartoons was the root from which his creativity began to sprout. During childhood, Monstrinho began creating his own characters and storylines. After laying his eyes on graffiti art, he gradually began using it as a means for storytelling.
His work encapsulates the feeling of complete freedom. Each piece is fantasy-driven and explodes with color, creating its own world, free from the rules and limitations of everyday life.
Each painting consists of characters that Monstrinho creates from his emotional experiences, personal encounters or elements of nature. They illustrate the boundlessness of the creative mind.
Monstrinho, an avid surfer and yogi, is the creator of Monstro and the Kelp Kids. Monstro and the Kelp Kids is an exploration into the concept of revitalizing the inner child spirit.
The “Kelp Kids” are a family of a diverse group of kids, that embrace each others differences and have a profound love for the sea and adventure.
They possess characteristics and qualities that can be found within ourselves and others we have met and will meet on our separate life journeys, making it relative to both adults and children. Monstrinho has recently written and illustrated a children’s book about Monstro and the Kelp Kids that will be released in 2014.
Don’t miss the exciting event this weekend in Encinitas, California to get to know more about the artist!