John Carluccio 3 Acts

John Carluccio is an interdisciplinary artist, whose creative journey seamlessly weaves together visual art, documentary filmmaking, and the cutting edge of music technology.

His documentary, "Battle Sounds," offered an in-depth exploration of Hip-hop DJ culture, premiering at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in 1996. Its selection for the prestigious 1997 Whitney Biennial Exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art underscored its significance. During this period, Carluccio's pioneering work on the Turntablist Transcription Method (TTM), a line-based system that redefined DJ musical composition, earned him recognition as one of TIME's next 100 innovators in music in 2001. He holds an architecture degree from Pratt Institute and boasts multiple film awards and Emmy nominations.

As an abstract artist, Carluccio's work delves deeply into the intricacies of human connections, emphasizing the interplay between positive and negative spaces and valuing their unspoken depths. These choices draw inspiration from his experiences as a cinematographer and editor, as well as his profound connection to music production. The loose, flowing lines in John Carluccio's artwork seamlessly resonate with the conceptual underpinnings derived from his foundational experiences in architectural design and TTM, his revolutionary visual music language. His art offers a unique perspective on personal relationships, spanning from cherished bonds of the past to the new connections he nurtures. 

Why posters?

“It is vital to create art that is accessible” - John Carluccio
Poster art, originating in the late 19th century, has a history deeply woven into both artistic expression and accessibility. In the context of an artist's brand, posters are dynamic tools for showcasing an artist's unique style, capturing attention, and engaging audiences. The inclusion of the work’s title on the poster invites discussions and strengthens bonds with the piece. Moreover, posters offer a more accessible method for a diverse audience to connect with art, providing an affordable and widespread means of bringing artistic expression into people's daily lives.


“I’m rooted in a background of film and photography, so I see this art as my negatives; in musical terms, they are my masters.” - John Carluccio
Signed originals with a certificate of authenticity (COA), are available for purchase upon request. Engaging with collectors who genuinely appreciate the artwork is encouraged. The goal is fostering a meaningful connection between the art and the collector.
To initiate a request, please email at : carluccio(at)cinqua.com