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Dominic Piperata

Dominic Piperata

Indio, CA

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I have been making art in one form or another since I was very young, and it has remained a lifelong fascination for me. Although I went to an art school in California, I have come to consider myself as primarily self-taught. This is because I was in school back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, and in the 40-odd years since then, the various processes involved in creating and reproducing art have been profoundly changed by the inception of digital technologies. Most of the things we take for granted now, such as high-resolution digital cameras, professional inkjet printers, and powerful imaging technologies, were only science fiction dreams back then. I maintain a healthy sense of curiosity about new technologies and am patient enough to research them and put to use those that I find applicable.

The majority of my working career has been spent in the art world, but not primarily as a professional artist. For the past 25 years I have been a consultant specializing in career development and marketing strategies for artists, arts organizations, fine art photographers, and boutique film companies. I find that this is a rewarding endeavor, and gives me the opportunity to work with gifted emerging artists.

For me, making art is a personal form of meditation. It allows me to step outside of the world for a short while, to stop the passage of time and become completely immersed in the creative process. I have an art studio at my home, and a 44” 12-color printer. I produce giclee canvas prints of my own work and that of the artists with whom I consult under contract. Besides painting, mixed media, and drawing, I also like to take photographs and construct assemblage pieces from various found objects.

The work I’m showing here consists of paintings on canvas or board, mixed media works on board or canvas, photographs, and artworks that I refer to as ‘enhanced screenprints’ - for lack of a better descriptive. These enhanced artworks begin as a photograph or composite image that I have developed on the computer. Once the image has been color corrected, it is printed on heavy paper. The next step in the process is the addition of enhancements using various artist media, such as colored pencil, graphite, ink, pastel, oil stick, acrylic wash, and/or collage elements. Once the image is finalized, it is sealed with fixative or spray varnish. It then goes onto a large flatbed scanner, which yields a high resolution master image that I use as the basis for a series of limited edition prints.

 

Semper Memento by Dominic Piperata

 

M. Butterfly by Dominic Piperata

 

Jasmine by Dominic Piperata

 

Too Kool by Dominic Piperata

 

The American Dreamstate 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

The American Dreamstate 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Desert Gas by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 12 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 11 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 10 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 9 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 8 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 7 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 6 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 5 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 4 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 3 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaman 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Rainforest Sprite by Dominic Piperata

 

Winter Camp by Dominic Piperata

 

The Lone Star Bar by Dominic Piperata

 

The Last Roundup by Dominic Piperata

 

Super Market by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise in the Dolomites by Dominic Piperata

 

Sonoran Desert Moonlight by Dominic Piperata

 

Rock and Roll by Dominic Piperata

 

Pinnacle by Dominic Piperata

 

No Vacancy by Dominic Piperata

 

Illusion by Dominic Piperata

 

Four Aces by Dominic Piperata

 

Dreadnought by Dominic Piperata

 

Ocean View Estate by Dominic Piperata

 

Baldwin Beach Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Bananas at Hana Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Waterfall and Pool Near Hana Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Sans Souci by Dominic Piperata

 

Palau Reef at Low Tide by Dominic Piperata

 

Winter Quarters by Dominic Piperata

 

Open Door Policy by Dominic Piperata

 

Sinking by Dominic Piperata

 

Sanctuary by Dominic Piperata

 

Security Ward by Dominic Piperata

 

Curb Appeal by Dominic Piperata

 

Cultural Outreach by Dominic Piperata

 

Campground by Dominic Piperata

 

Anti - Social Club by Dominic Piperata

 

Mineral Pool Near Veracruz by Dominic Piperata