Dualisms in the Italian countryside
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In my paintings I explore the duality between referential and abstract forms. I believe human nature seeks to make clarity out of chaos. In my works, I provide direction for my viewers without giving all the information with the intention that they piece the imagery together. This body of work was influenced by what I saw of the Italian countryside in the spring of 2011: cypress trees, figures, archways, Renaissance iconography and hilltop cities, which were perfectly contrasted against the natural landscape. These forms serve as a springboard for the creation of highly abstract images. Through ...