Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 3rd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 3rd Floor; Left of Room 314

Outsider Art ➔ The Art of Coming Undone

Daniel Belardinelli
Nail Polish and Gesso on Paper
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Image is of a figure on the right with various shapes, including a blue flower. Top right corner has a yellow circle with "The Art of Coming Undone"
Historical Context:
Daniel Belardinelli was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. As a young child, he experienced difficulties with communication and learned to express himself through art. As an adult, he battled drug abuse among other lifestyle choices that negatively impacted his life, each time reaching towards art as therapy to regain control. He works with a number of mediums and found objects, but heavily uses paint and nail polish within his art. He often creates what he calls “at-a-glance” journals, each page illustrating a moment from his day, month or year. Within these pages he creates childlike figures with bright colors and popping eyes, combined with written text that is often confessional, ironic, philosophical or profane.