Teacher’s Taste: Christopher Marsico

Sophie Sturiale, Staff Writer

Art teacher Christopher Marsico has a ditinct, creative style that he reflects through his artistry and personality. Staff writer Sophie Sturiale chatted with Marsico about his unique style in his artwork that translates to his life.

Q: How would you describe your artistic style?
A: Urban, I guess. I do a lot of artworks that deal with themes that revolve around living in the city and things that I see when I’m walking or hiking in the city. So, I think that urban would be the best way to describe the  stuff that I do.

Q: Do you think that the style helps you express yourself?

A: I don’t know if I’m expressing a specific emotion. I’m expressing what I like. I’m doing pictures of what I like that I think are attractive to look at, so I guess in that respect. But as far as expression, am I like pouring out my deepest feelings in my artwork? No.

Q: Do you have any past experiences that have developed your current style?

A: Absolutely! I was big into skate boarding growing up, and punk rock, so I think those all had big influences in the type of artwork I liked. You know, the fact that I do cityscapes is probably because I did most of my skateboarding in the city so that was why I chose those themes and artists from that time period too, like skateboard art.

Q: Is there a certain time period that you draw inspiration from?

A: I guess the 80s. You know I’m old, right so like 80s, early 90s.

Q: Do you have a favorite piece of art or artist?
A: My favorite artist is Jean Michel Basquiat, so anything by him I would put down as my favorite. He’s an 80s artist so there you go.

Q: What’s your favorite piece of art you’ve created?

A: Probably whatever I’m working on currently, because as soon as I’m done with it, I don’t like it anymore, I’m ready for the next one.

Q: Do you have a specific type of food you enjoy?
A: I like sushi, so I think I would say Japanese. I’m very influenced by Japanese culture nowadays.

Q: Are there any movies or television shows that you are interested in?
A: I like “The Good Place;” I think that’s a show I really love. I watch “Euphoria” and I thought that was really
good. I don’t know, it depends. I like anything. I just don’t like NCIS. Any of those CIS shows are not for me.

Q: What kind of music do you usually listen to?
A: I like hip hop; I think that’s probably what I listen to the most. But I will listen to just about anything.

Q: What part of today’s culture do you wish you had in your childhood?A: I think the internet would’ve been nice. I would’ve liked to have access to all that information, and not have to go to the library in college.