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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.

 

After The Revolution by Dominic Piperata

 

Disappearance by Dominic Piperata

 

Departed by Dominic Piperata

 

Fading Away by Dominic Piperata

 

Solarium by Dominic Piperata

 

Bop Til You Drop by Dominic Piperata

 

Losing My Religion by Dominic Piperata

 

Strictly Lowbrow by Dominic Piperata

 

Grand Finale by Dominic Piperata

 

Recital by Dominic Piperata

 

Waiting for The Deluge by Dominic Piperata

 

Pale Winter Light by Dominic Piperata

 

The Alchemist by Dominic Piperata

 

Parasol by Dominic Piperata

 

Same Old Used To Be by Dominic Piperata

 

East Jesus by Dominic Piperata

 

Days of Future Past by Dominic Piperata

 

Temporal Anomaly by Dominic Piperata

 

Playground by Dominic Piperata

 

In the Bardo of Dreams by Dominic Piperata

 

Life in Balance by Dominic Piperata

 

Reclining Buddha by Dominic Piperata

 

Inner Vision by Dominic Piperata

 

The Dharma Path by Dominic Piperata

 

Grid by Dominic Piperata

 

Starlite Lanes by Dominic Piperata

 

Cruising the Coral by Dominic Piperata

 

Changing Classes by Dominic Piperata

 

Golden Kalalau Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Winter Light by Dominic Piperata

 

Peaceful Village by Dominic Piperata

 

In Xanadu by Dominic Piperata

 

Early Morning on the Bay by Dominic Piperata

 

Paradise with an Ocean View by Dominic Piperata

 

This Magic Moment by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset on the Strand by Dominic Piperata

 

Long Ago and Far Away by Dominic Piperata

 

Grain Elevators Canadian Prairie by Dominic Piperata

 

Bullets and Booze by Dominic Piperata

 

Pyramid of the Niches at El Tajin by Dominic Piperata

 

Lost by Dominic Piperata

 

Jupiter by Dominic Piperata

 

Division by Dominic Piperata

 

Valkyrie by Dominic Piperata

 

Torque by Dominic Piperata

 

The Reaper by Dominic Piperata

 

The Gladiator by Dominic Piperata

 

Skitzo by Dominic Piperata