The City

15.75"W x 19.75"H x 1.5"D

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Deanna Fainelli

Palm Desert, CA

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: san francisco artist, san francisco vineyards, san francisco bay, landscape san francisco, san francisco buildings, cityscape san francisco, midcentury modern painting, midcentury modern art, midcentury painting, midcentury art, midcentury design, midcentury, midcentury modern, mid century modern, colorful painting, colorful abstract, urban art, urbanscape, cityscape, san francisco

Media: acrylic, image transfer on hardwood panel, wood

Size: 15.75"W x 19.75"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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It began as an experiment. I had been doing a lot of abstract painting and one day I thought, what would happen if I combined abstract painting with my representational work? This image has a retro, Mad man vibe to it, so to play off that I wanted to add a mid century modern design. The black and white adds amazing contrast that really pops against the the vibrant background. This mixed media piece combines acrylic paint with an original hand printed image. 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

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