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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.

 

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

 

Contemplation by Dominic Piperata

 

Alleyway Shops Casablanca by Dominic Piperata

 

Abandoned Berber Camp by Dominic Piperata

 

Abandoned French Foreign Legion Post by Dominic Piperata

 

De La Rosa's Taqueria by Dominic Piperata

 

Denise's Antojitos by Dominic Piperata

 

El Pollo de Oro by Dominic Piperata

 

Pearl of the West Tacos by Dominic Piperata

 

Seattle Taqueria by Dominic Piperata

 

Tacos La Barca by Dominic Piperata

 

Tacos La Fuente by Dominic Piperata

 

Taqueria El Si Hay by Dominic Piperata

 

Probably Not A Good Sign by Dominic Piperata

 

Road Trip by Dominic Piperata

 

Provence Lavender and Old Abbey by Dominic Piperata

 

Ten Baskets by Dominic Piperata

 

Smooth Motors by Dominic Piperata

 

Hung Far Low Chop Suey by Dominic Piperata

 

The Last Day of Summer by Dominic Piperata

 

Yummy Chinese by Dominic Piperata

 

Space Age by Dominic Piperata

 

Pay Phone by Dominic Piperata

 

Howl At The Moon by Dominic Piperata

 

Parlor Games by Dominic Piperata

 

Grand Canyon Hotel by Dominic Piperata

 

Mandarin Mexico by Dominic Piperata

 

China Clipper by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunday Morning Little Havana by Dominic Piperata

 

Calle Ocho - Little Havana by Dominic Piperata

 

Teatro de Bella Artes by Dominic Piperata

 

Down on Southwest Eighth Street by Dominic Piperata

 

Death From Above by Dominic Piperata