Massimo Agostinelli is a contemporary American artist whose works appropriate a myriad of cultural references, including Greek mythology, 20th-century celebrities and politics. Agostinelli’s work consistently focuses on creating a fusion between words and imagery. As a painter, printmaker, and typesetter, he successfully combines wordplay with commonplace or even oversaturated imagery to force his audience to look closer. Agostinelli primarily works with ‘text art’ using various forms of ‘word play’, incorporating objects and performance art installations through art intervention. Layers pull the audience away from visual and semantic satiation to see the same things through the eyes of a comedian and expert linguist. Agostinelli has gallery representation in major cities around the world including several museum exhibitions and participation in a multitude of prestigious art fairs.