For more than thirty years, the trend-setting style of Ceravolo's large-scale, provocative paintings has received international acclaim.
Ceravolo's paintings came to popular attention when he was commissioned to create six large-scale portraits for the lobby of The Palladium Theatre, in New York City. In addition to those portraits, his paintings are in many influential corporate and private collections, including: Elton John, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Hugh Hefner, David Brenner, Monique Van Vooren, Warner Bros and RCA Records. Ceravolo's Urban Pop paintings combine Vintage Pop Icons along with spontaneous textured abstract backgrounds. Ceravolo first creates the abstract painting over the entire canvas. He then thinks about what type of image will work best with the colorful abstract he has just created. The gray figure needs to work perfectly with the vibrant colors, movement and excitement of the abstract painting he just created. The Urban Pop paintings also feature his Gopher Muse "G" who can be seen, dancing with Michael Jackson, Playing guitar with Mick Jagger (complete with a Keith Richards headband), riding in the side car to Steve McQueen's motorcycle or standing on Brando's motorcycle (Always wearing his little custom made safety helmet), "G" can be at the beach with Marilyn, or wearing an Elvis wig to impersonate Elvis, or just admiring his surroundings with or without his custom made tiny paint brush in hand.
Ceravolo's paintings combine abstract and realistic work on the same large scale canvas. The figures are always painted in shades of gray, black and white and the abstract area of the canvas is a spontaneous application of paint which adds color and texture and is in perfect compliment to the gray realistic image.