KMAA Featured Artist

Daniel Carello


Daniel Carello is an abstract painter based in Wassaic, NY. He has received a BFA, in fine art, from the School of Visual Art (1990) and an MFA in art education from the College of New Rochelle (2015). His work shows a wide range of influences, including graffiti lettering and graphic design. He often uses arrows in his work to explore implied motion. Most recently, Carello painted a large-scale mural in White Plains (NY), commissioned by ArtsWestchester. Photos and articles about Carello and his mural have been published in four Hudson Valley regional arts & culture magazines.

Artist Statement

In this series, the arrow signifies movement and direction. I have utilized vivid colors to add fullness to the shapes. Additionally, in this cycle of artworks, I investigate the following principles of design: rhythm, balance and repetition. Furthermore, I use simple geometric shapes and bold colors to create dynamic compositions in order to evoke visual excitement in the viewer.  

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Forced Perspective, 2020, Enamel & spray paint on plywood, 43 x 68 inches
Top: Moon & Sun; Bottom:  Arrow with Cast Shadow, 2020, Enamel & aerosol paint on plywood, various dimensions