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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.

 

A New Day by Dominic Piperata

 

Lubrication by Dominic Piperata

 

Twilight of the Gods by Dominic Piperata

 

Memento Mori by Dominic Piperata

 

Shoreline at Makalawena by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise at Kapaa Sands Kauai by Dominic Piperata

 

Syren Song by Dominic Piperata

 

One Horse Stable by Dominic Piperata

 

Tatanka by Dominic Piperata

 

Listening Post by Dominic Piperata

 

Progress by Dominic Piperata

 

Promised Land by Dominic Piperata

 

Road Runners Retreat by Dominic Piperata

 

Lubrication by Dominic Piperata

 

Blue Highway 5 by Dominic Piperata

 

Deco by Dominic Piperata

 

Destination by Dominic Piperata

 

Light and Shadow by Dominic Piperata

 

Echoes by Dominic Piperata

 

Symbiotic by Dominic Piperata

 

The Monkey God by Dominic Piperata

 

Existence by Dominic Piperata

 

Coming Through by Dominic Piperata

 

Bad Dogs in the Afterlife by Dominic Piperata

 

Autumn Rains by Dominic Piperata

 

Arapaho Spring by Dominic Piperata

 

Plutonium Turbo Special by Dominic Piperata

 

Roadmaster by Dominic Piperata

 

Alpha Species by Dominic Piperata

 

Temporal Paradox by Dominic Piperata

 

Soup Kitchen by Dominic Piperata

 

Rhiannon Calling Up the Winds by Dominic Piperata

 

Quantum Entanglement by Dominic Piperata

 

Beach Hotels at Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Autumn Mist by Dominic Piperata

 

The Grizzly Tracker by Dominic Piperata

 

Sacred Grove by Dominic Piperata

 

The Dreamer by Dominic Piperata

 

The Beachcombers by Dominic Piperata

 

Ascent by Dominic Piperata

 

The Disappearance by Dominic Piperata

 

Bounty of the Sea by Dominic Piperata

 

Water Lily Pond 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Kailua-Kona Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Castaway by Dominic Piperata

 

Space Pirates by Dominic Piperata

 

The Dawn Patrol by Dominic Piperata

 

Ozymandias by Dominic Piperata