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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.

 

Zesto Burgers by Dominic Piperata

 

Yappy Hour by Dominic Piperata

 

Maze by Dominic Piperata

 

Survivor by Dominic Piperata

 

Streamline Moderne by Dominic Piperata

 

Road Rage by Dominic Piperata

 

Pantheon by Dominic Piperata

 

Meditation by Dominic Piperata

 

Greasy Joe's Burger Bar by Dominic Piperata

 

Coney Island Lunch by Dominic Piperata

 

Behold by Dominic Piperata

 

Baggage Conveyor by Dominic Piperata

 

Santa Cruz Sea Swing by Dominic Piperata

 

Point Reyes Cypress in Morning Fog by Dominic Piperata

 

Civic Center by Dominic Piperata

 

Shaft Number 10 by Dominic Piperata

 

Berber Tribe North Africa by Dominic Piperata

 

Grizzly Mountain by Dominic Piperata

 

Devotion by Dominic Piperata

 

Morning Walk Madagascar by Dominic Piperata

 

Grazing The Savanna by Dominic Piperata

 

Abandoned French Foreign Legion Outpost by Dominic Piperata

 

Laundry Day - Dogon Village Mali by Dominic Piperata

 

Bougainvillea and Green door by Dominic Piperata

 

Motel Du Beau Route 66 by Dominic Piperata

 

Berber Tribe North Africa by Dominic Piperata

 

Encounter in the Gobi by Dominic Piperata

 

Muerte by Dominic Piperata

 

Motel Du Beau Route 66 by Dominic Piperata

 

Survivor by Dominic Piperata

 

Blue Door 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Blue Door 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Spice merchant Marrakech by Dominic Piperata

 

Cactus Bloom by Dominic Piperata

 

Chausath Yogini Temple by Dominic Piperata

 

Ten Baskets by Dominic Piperata

 

A Quiet Grove on Santorini by Dominic Piperata

 

Damse Vaart Canal at Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

In Bruges by Dominic Piperata

 

Lavender Sunrise by Dominic Piperata

 

Civic Center by Dominic Piperata

 

Chausath Yogini Temple by Dominic Piperata

 

Midday at the Oasis by Dominic Piperata

 

Djellaba by Dominic Piperata

 

La Riviere Du Temps by Dominic Piperata

 

Bretheren by Dominic Piperata

 

Looking Back by Dominic Piperata

 

Esmeralda by Dominic Piperata