UPCOMING & ON VIEW
Oil Paintings by Gianna Damico
My main point of focus as an artist has always been people. I find a beautiful challenge in recreating expressions, conveying any sort of emotion through the way one’s face is arranged and colored. I execute through the use of precision and juxtaposition between beauty and gore whether my work is hyper realistic or more abstracted.
I set myself apart as a portrait artist in the creation of the Distortion series through the use of abstract forms and dynamic movement throughout my paintings. I bring internal body functions (the circulatory system, metabolism, etcetera) to the surface through use of planes of vibrant color creating simultaneous movement with that which is under the skin. My use of unorthodox color palettes and organic shapes mimic the anatomically deep musculature of the figure.
I am simultaneously extremely interested in the study of distorting the face - whether it be stretching of the skin, elongating of the mouth, twisting of the neck, or melting of one face over another. Giving matter physical qualities it cannot conform to in our world is very prominent in Distortion. Gravitating away from life-like complexion and giving organic matter these impossible physical characteristics are both defining features of this body of work.
This exhibition will be on view at the Project 308 Gallery from March 2- 16th. We will host a small reception on Friday, March 5th, 5-8PM.
We will also be open on Tuesdays 6-8PM during this exhibition. Or contact us to make an appointment: 716-523-0068.