ADHD aka Colin Frangicetto
ADHD (AKA Space Case) is a pseudonymous moniker used by multidisciplinary artist Colin Frangicetto. (b. 1981 in Abington, PA) He works within and beyond the mediums of both analog and digital painting, collage, photography, drawing, printmaking, assemblage, installation, and music. Using the languages of abstraction, mixed media collage & de-collage, expressionistic figuration, zines, graphic design, found objects and post-graffiti mark-making he creates a diverse yet consistent range of visual aesthetics that is tightly bound by conceptual and emotional throughline. Common themes found in the work are interpersonal communication, mental illness, neurodivergence, life as an artist, humanity's relationship to technology (especially the internet), and time. Frangicetto has earned a global presence with his work featured in collections worldwide.
There are many instances in my life where I lack the language for my thoughts, feelings, and or experiences. Due to this I often feel quite Iost in life's maze but art making has always been my most powerful ally in processing and expressing what felt otherwise ineffable. Art is primarily a meaning-making activity for me. Though I have somehow found a way to make it my means of survival, it is how I attempt to find a deeper understanding of myself and the world I live in. In its purest forms, art is a mystery and a miracle.
I've never been able to find satisfaction in one medium or even a singular style in art. Along the way I have had plenty of failed attempts at specialization or a "focused" aesthetic but I feel like I have finally fully succumbed to & embraced the title of multidisciplinary (and behind closed doors, multidimensional) artist. I sometimes feel like I've spent years resisting my truest self because I was simply brainwashed into some false ideal of marketability, the cursed idea of being known for one thing or look. Artistic style for me is a conceptual and emotional signature that is present but always morphing, just like my person. I find immense joy in running the gamut between both digital and analog music, painting, drawing, photography, collage, film, sculpture, assemblage, and installation. I am continuously redefining what I see as an art object or experience and what I want to use to create it. In the end, it is all one thing: me, using material to express my innermost being to the world.
The more I learn about myself and more specifically my neurodivergent brain the more I can see my art reflecting my differences. Now with the combination of a sudden onset of tinnitus and atypical brain function, I can clearly see myself as a disabled person. Art miraculously helps me to accept and even embrace these difficulties. My work is there for others who feel their own difference/disability to connect to and when they do I feel a special kinship as well as a deep sense of purpose. While I don't quite know what neurotypical people might find in it I hope that it can serve as meaningful to them too even if that is just a better understanding of someone who thinks, feels, and operates differently from them. I see art as a supreme form of communication but I now try not to prioritize universality over personal exploration within my own work as I think there is something lost in seeking mainstream approval. I hold a profound love, respect, and appreciation for those who connect to what I do and success to me simply looks like continuing that relationship with honor.