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Acrylic Painting

Created by Julia Contacessi
Original abstract painting created in 2013 was inspired by Miami at night. It's part of a series of abstract landscape acrylic paintings.

Canvas painting is gallery wrapped on 1.5" deep frame. The edges are painted celadon. The canvas is signed and dated in the back and comes wired and ready to hang in your home.
Dimensions: 24.0in H x 24.0in W x 1.5in D
This piece ships on or before: Thu, Apr 2, 2015
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $65.00
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About this Artist

Julia Contacessi

"When you capture the light just right, so that it dances across a wash of color, you create layers of depth and beauty. Combine that with the intimacy of close-up imagery, and you've captured a moment in time. My style is single-mindedly focused on the subject. My goal is to drown out the noise and clutter to find a sense of calm through light. The end result is clean, fresh, and modern."

Contacessi's process is an exploration in deconstructing and then rebuilding form and composition. She is influenced by Mark Rothko and embraces the notion that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. She also seeks to find beauty in the contrasting nature of things, much like artist Patricia Larsen.

Contacessi starts her work with a set color palette. Working with one medium-size brush, she often applies paint directly from the tube and blends it on the canvas with large sweeping brushstrokes. Occasionally, she incorporates fabric and other media into her work to build up contrast and texture.

A second-generation artist, Contacessi 's love of art was nurtured from an early age. In 1996, she moved to Brooklyn to study art full-time at Pratt Institute. After four years of intensive study, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduated with honors. After graduation, she began working full-time as an art director while focusing on painting and photography in her personal work.

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