Subject Tags: textured art, heavy textured art, textured painting, modern abstract art, blue modern art, modern contemporary, abstract wall art, modern abstract expressionism, contemporary abstract, abstract art, organic abstraction, urban art, bold colors, colorful abstract, abstract expressionism, abstract
Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I love an element of surprise while I'm painting. This abstract piece was all about the "surprise." For a week I used a large piece of glassine paper as my paint palette. When it was fully covered I flipped it upside down and mounted it on a wood panel. I sanded it a little to reveal lower layers and this is the final result. I think it's so cool that it shows a little bit of each piece of art I worked on that week. Acrylic paint on wood panel. Wired and ready to hang.
If you are like me you love exploring. You know that public transportation can be the best way to get familiar with a new city. You allow yourself to get lost in hopes of finding offbeat neighborhoods with the best falafel in town. You love museums but you know that sometimes the most relevant art is found in an alley behind the museum parking lot. Seeing a place with fresh eyes is such a thrill and it's that excitement that I try to capture in my work. Inspiration can come from an overall view of a bustling city street, a brief moment that reminds us to appreciate the little things in life. Or it can be a distressed building wall revealing decades of neighborhood transitions with chipped plaster and peeling paint. In each case I want to show the essence of a place and reveal its raw character. To reveal that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques like image transfer and screen printing that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. It all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – strong color, images and texture – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Currently based in the Palm Springs area, you'll find me cruising the streets on a sporty blue bike. I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I primarily show my work through online galleries, as wells as in various venues in California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason. Visit my website deannafainelli.com