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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.

 

What Waits Within by Dominic Piperata

 

Malignant by Dominic Piperata

 

Full Moon Shadows by Dominic Piperata

 

Bike Rentals by Dominic Piperata

 

Every Picture Tells a Story by Dominic Piperata

 

Casa Vistoso by Dominic Piperata

 

Sanctum by Dominic Piperata

 

Mea Culpa by Dominic Piperata

 

View of Tropea Calabria by Dominic Piperata

 

Late Autumn in Calabria by Dominic Piperata

 

Isola San Giulio by Dominic Piperata

 

Backstreet in the Blue City by Dominic Piperata

 

Alleyway in the Blue City by Dominic Piperata

 

The Family Business by Dominic Piperata

 

Homeland Security by Dominic Piperata

 

Havana Uber by Dominic Piperata

 

Ground Floor Opportunity by Dominic Piperata

 

A Question of Balance by Dominic Piperata

 

The Imaginarium by Dominic Piperata

 

Russian Rocker by Dominic Piperata

 

Jennifer Lawrence by Dominic Piperata

 

Princes Kept The View by Dominic Piperata

 

Moonlight Miles by Dominic Piperata

 

Matinee by Dominic Piperata

 

Back to The Future by Dominic Piperata

 

Buttressed by Dominic Piperata

 

Etude Doloroso by Dominic Piperata

 

Structural Integrity by Dominic Piperata

 

Triad by Dominic Piperata

 

Pantheon by Dominic Piperata

 

Menage by Dominic Piperata

 

Cheyenne Dawn by Dominic Piperata

 

Not Forgotten by Dominic Piperata

 

Tuscany Sunflower Farm by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset on the Grand Canal by Dominic Piperata

 

Potential Life Altering Decision by Dominic Piperata

 

Lunch Time At The Wedge by Dominic Piperata

 

Yucatan Still Life by Dominic Piperata

 

Fish and Chips by Dominic Piperata

 

Juana Luna by Dominic Piperata

 

Dream Weaver by Dominic Piperata

 

Ahab by Dominic Piperata

 

Ellen 8 Times by Dominic Piperata

 

Judy Garland by Dominic Piperata

 

Ellen Page by Dominic Piperata

 

Liza Minelli by Dominic Piperata

 

Katy Perry by Dominic Piperata

 

Jane Fonda by Dominic Piperata