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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.

 

Yellow Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Chicago Hot Dog by Dominic Piperata

 

Bayou Crawfish Boil by Dominic Piperata

 

Three Coke Bottles #2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Pink Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Tan Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Ajax cleanser by Dominic Piperata

 

Thirty-six Coke Bottles by Dominic Piperata

 

Blue Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Aqua Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Reaching by Dominic Piperata

 

Brillo Pads 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Brillo Pads 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

High Rise by Dominic Piperata

 

Tomato Soup - Yellow and Blue by Dominic Piperata

 

Tomato Soup - Green and Red by Dominic Piperata

 

Tomato Soup - Green and Blue by Dominic Piperata

 

Tomato Soup - Blue and Red by Dominic Piperata

 

Hundred Dollar View by Dominic Piperata

 

Ventura Beach Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Morning Solitude at Punaluu by Dominic Piperata

 

The Beach At Low Tide by Dominic Piperata

 

Daydreaming by Dominic Piperata

 

Noon Stage To Yuma by Dominic Piperata

 

Toucan by Dominic Piperata

 

Vista by Dominic Piperata

 

Misty Sunset - Olympic Peninsula by Dominic Piperata

 

Mendocino Coast Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Sierra Nevada Wildflowers by Dominic Piperata

 

Water Lily Pond at Punaluu by Dominic Piperata

 

Drought by Dominic Piperata

 

Vagabond by Dominic Piperata

 

Tortas by Dominic Piperata

 

Thrust by Dominic Piperata

 

Shelter From The Storm by Dominic Piperata

 

Exodus by Dominic Piperata

 

Another Moonlight Mile by Dominic Piperata

 

Al Fresco Dining by Dominic Piperata

 

Dawn Countdown by Dominic Piperata

 

Marauder by Dominic Piperata

 

Package Store by Dominic Piperata

 

Taqueria El Mimi by Dominic Piperata

 

Impending by Dominic Piperata

 

Variance by Dominic Piperata

 

Abandonment Issues by Dominic Piperata

 

Cypress at Sunrise by Dominic Piperata

 

Rowboats by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise at Seacliffs by Dominic Piperata