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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.

 

In Dreams by Dominic Piperata

 

Night Stalker by Dominic Piperata

 

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Dominic Piperata

 

Tales Yet Untold by Dominic Piperata

 

Bad Juju by Dominic Piperata

 

Yellow Tulips by Dominic Piperata

 

Tulip Farm by Dominic Piperata

 

Tropical Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

The Test of Time by Dominic Piperata

 

The Simple Things by Dominic Piperata

 

Joshua Tree Rocks by Dominic Piperata

 

The Last Roundup by Dominic Piperata

 

The Farm by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset Walk 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise on Isle of Palms by Dominic Piperata

 

South Seas Moonlight by Dominic Piperata

 

Rocks at Joshua Tree by Dominic Piperata

 

Rain at Anse Georgette Seychelles by Dominic Piperata

 

Radial by Dominic Piperata

 

Mack Daddy by Dominic Piperata

 

LongTime gone by Dominic Piperata

 

Havana Harbor Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Cohiba by Dominic Piperata

 

Apache Motel Tucumcari by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset Over Morro Bay by Dominic Piperata

 

The Hotel Magma by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise at the No-Tel Motel by Dominic Piperata

 

The Stage Stop by Dominic Piperata

 

Sea Train by Dominic Piperata

 

Old Faithful by Dominic Piperata

 

Homestead by Dominic Piperata

 

Havana Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Harvest by Dominic Piperata

 

Giza Twilight by Dominic Piperata

 

Elevation 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Elevation by Dominic Piperata

 

Courtyard Door Casablanca by Dominic Piperata

 

Afternoon Sun by Dominic Piperata

 

Twister by Dominic Piperata

 

Tornado Alley by Dominic Piperata

 

The Day of the Dead by Dominic Piperata

 

Greek Isles Sunrise by Dominic Piperata

 

Spectre by Dominic Piperata

 

Motel by Dominic Piperata

 

Force Majeure by Dominic Piperata

 

Old Country Store by Dominic Piperata

 

Spanish Bells by Dominic Piperata

 

An Unforgiving Land by Dominic Piperata