Patrizia Martiradonna

"My painting is best defined by the painting process itself. I look for a single fixed moment in time in which primary , natural elements transform themselves into substance and form. The images I make are not intentional symbols nor representations of a known physical world."

Until then, Mixed media, 36 x 24 in. $5,000

Patrizia Martiradonna is an Italian artist from Rome (born 1969) now based in California. After moving to Los Angeles in 1992, Patrizia studied fine arts in college and then went on the road. She traveled cross-country making American landscape photography, capturing the contrast between the overpowering, silent expanses of the West and the day-to-day busy mapping of small-town human existence.

Once focusing on the blank canvas, Patrizia found the appeal of the abstract irresistible in painting what realism could only document. Her narrative turned away from familiar forms to the interior, shapeless search for unfamiliar emotional, quiet meaning.

Like a child suddenly in the center of a medieval cloister gone Sci-Fi, Patrizia plays with timeless and unique tones rather than representing the defined or the decodable. Her work, which invites extended viewing, paints shape-shifting spirit with signature color palettes.

Patrizia’s work has been used by production designers in well-known Hollywood film productions and is widely collected. These days she works out of her studio in Marina del Rey.

Let's dance, Mixed media, 36 x 36 in. $6,000
Delighted, Mixed media, 24 x 24 in. $4,000
Sacro, Mixed media, 36 x 36 in. $6,000
Art matters, Mixed media, 20 x 20 in. $3,000

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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