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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.

 

Masque 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 3 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 4 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 5 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 6 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 7 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 8 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 9 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 10 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 11 by Dominic Piperata

 

Masque 12 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 3 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 4 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 5 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 6 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 7 by Dominic Piperata

 

Edo Suite 8 by Dominic Piperata

 

Quantum Positioning by Dominic Piperata

 

Party Central by Dominic Piperata

 

Midnight Moon by Dominic Piperata

 

Strip Mall by Dominic Piperata

 

Living Color by Dominic Piperata

 

Grasp by Dominic Piperata

 

Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Bali by Dominic Piperata

 

Foggy Night in Venice by Dominic Piperata

 

Stealth Explorer by Dominic Piperata

 

Channel Islands Fly-by by Dominic Piperata

 

Apex Predator by Dominic Piperata

 

The Ascent of Man by Dominic Piperata

 

Outpost by Dominic Piperata

 

Wrath by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset at secret Beach Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Strolling on the Beach by Dominic Piperata

 

Automatic Human Jukebox by Dominic Piperata

 

Outpost by Dominic Piperata

 

Slipstream by Dominic Piperata

 

Glory by Dominic Piperata

 

No Sisters Aloud by Dominic Piperata

 

Venice Gondolas by Dominic Piperata

 

The Atrium at Casa Mila by Dominic Piperata

 

Leaning Tower by Dominic Piperata

 

After The Rain by Dominic Piperata

 

What Waits Within by Dominic Piperata

 

Malignant by Dominic Piperata

 

Full Moon Shadows by Dominic Piperata