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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.

 

Big Wheel by Dominic Piperata

 

Caribbean Calm by Dominic Piperata

 

Transmigration of Soles by Dominic Piperata

 

The Edge of Reason by Dominic Piperata

 

Remnant by Dominic Piperata

 

Big Wheel by Dominic Piperata

 

Random Access Memories by Dominic Piperata

 

1978 Mobile Phone Concept by Dominic Piperata

 

Cargo Cult by Dominic Piperata

 

Early Mars Rover Design by Dominic Piperata

 

Dust To Dust by Dominic Piperata

 

Fading Away by Dominic Piperata

 

Interstellar Rat Patrol by Dominic Piperata

 

Warlock by Dominic Piperata

 

The Transmigration of Soles by Dominic Piperata

 

1972 Segway Prototype by Dominic Piperata

 

Shuttle by Dominic Piperata

 

Terror of the 405 by Dominic Piperata

 

Riley-Garbanzo Radium Love Sled by Dominic Piperata

 

1944 Sofa Spud Special by Dominic Piperata

 

Venice Water Taxis by Dominic Piperata

 

Tuscan Villa Early Morning by Dominic Piperata

 

The Sunken Crypt of San Zaccaria by Dominic Piperata

 

Mexican Standoff by Dominic Piperata

 

Limited Beach Access by Dominic Piperata

 

Welcome To Chateau Relaxo by Dominic Piperata

 

Oh Great, We Just Nuked Disney World by Dominic Piperata

 

Rising Tide by Dominic Piperata

 

Symbiosis by Dominic Piperata

 

Drowned by Dominic Piperata

 

Cactus Blooms by Dominic Piperata

 

Winds of Change by Dominic Piperata

 

And We Remembered Zion by Dominic Piperata

 

Mourner by Dominic Piperata

 

Abandoned TWA Terminal by Dominic Piperata

 

Old Paint Cans by Dominic Piperata

 

Shut It Down by Dominic Piperata

 

Minor Technical Difficulties by Dominic Piperata

 

Holy Man at Badavi Linga Temple by Dominic Piperata

 

Blessings by Dominic Piperata

 

Gaze by Dominic Piperata

 

Lost Souls 3 by Dominic Piperata

 

Full Moon Sonata by Dominic Piperata

 

Cultural Low Point by Dominic Piperata

 

View of Salvation Mountain by Dominic Piperata

 

I Come In Peace by Dominic Piperata

 

Art Garden by Dominic Piperata

 

Full Moon Sonata by Dominic Piperata