Alex Sanzo, a Connecticut native, has been creating art as a music producer and songwriter since his time in High School. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a career in music and subsequently spent years there working in the music industry. With lack of freedom of expression, he suffered a creative drought of inspiration. Sanzo credited finding painting as a reinvigorating creative medium that has opened up levels of expression he felt were blocked through the cookie cutter aspects of the music industry. “Painting is never something I thought I would create. My entire life has been revolved around music. But to say that any one artistic medium or another is better to express ones self is a lie. I create paintings the same way I create music. I just follow that ineffable intuition inside and let things unfold naturally.” “There is no academic basis for my work, but only felt experiences through life translated into art. Maybe you call these felt things pain, love, happiness, etc. … but art calls them nothing. That is why there is art, to express the unexplainable … the ineffable. No matter what we do in life, if we don’t share it with the world, it will never see ‘the light of day.’ ” Alex Sanzo was adopted at a young age and believes he does not know where his artistic abilities come from, and he likes it that way. He believes it helps him have no limit on his expression. Known for his bright colors and sizable pieces, he feels the more room he has, the more confident he can paint. Alex found conformation in a lot of his thoughts as an artist through the studying of Matisse, Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Milton Avery, Hans Hoffmann, and the like. His work has been sold and resides in multiple private collections. His debut solo art show was last summer in 2019 where Alex spread 60 works of his art outdoors throughout a 14 acre private estate, the show, entitled “the light of day” showcased large works that fit beautifully in the nature of the landscape. He believes art and nature are one in the same, because like nature, art just is.