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Subaquaticum Urbispectaculum; left side view.
SU on gallery wall; 16 x 20 in; mixed media
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Subaquaticum Urbispectaculum Painting

Pierpaolo Catini

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 16 W x 20 H x 1 D in

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In this piece from the Collection "SculPaintings III", akin to the essence of "Seeking the Light," I find a personal resonance. A circular form, reminiscent of an eye, gazes out amid the canvas, accompanied by the gentle flicker of a torch resembling a flame. Together, they weave a visual narrative that draws me into the heart of the artwork. As i reflect on the painting, a cityscape unfolds before me. The vibrant colors of the city lights come alive, casting a warm and captivating glow that mimics the lively hues of a nocturnal metropolis. Yet, there's a unique twist—a subtle underwater atmosphere that lends an ethereal quality to the scene. The city lights, vibrant and alive, take on a new dimension as if submerged in an underwater dreamscape. It's a city of reflections, where the boundaries between the earthly and the aquatic blur in a seamless dance of colors. The gentle sway of underwater currents imparts a fluidity to the urban scene, creating a captivating interplay between reality and imagination. This painting beckons me into a dreamlike realm, where the city assumes a dual identity—grounded in the familiar yet submerged in a fantastical underwater world. The harmonious coexistence of vibrant colors and the serene, yet lively atmosphere invites introspection. It's a visual journey that encourages me to contemplate the interplay between the tangible and the fantastical, much like the eye at the center of the canvas, guiding me through the reflective depths of the city lights beneath. “Subacquaticum Urbispectaculum” reflects the known and unknown. Within this visual exploration, the painting captures not only the external cityscape but also the internal landscape of human emotions, weaving together a tapestry of reflective depths. PS: Urbispectaculum is a constructed term using elements from Latin, meaning cityscape.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16 W x 20 H x 1 D in

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In the bustling heart of New York City, I find solace in the tactile world of abstraction, where emotion and space intertwine through a dance of texture, plaster, clay, and mixed media. My artistic journey is an exploration of the unspoken, a visual narrative that emerges from continuous experimentation and a deep connection to my Italian heritage. Rooted in the rich tradition of Italian pottery and maiolica from the 15th century, my work pays homage to the craftsmanship of yesteryears while pushing the boundaries of contemporary expression. I draw inspiration from the intricate details and vibrant colors of maiolica, infusing my creations with a sense of history that resonates in the present. Each piece is a symphony of textures, a testament to the physicality of my process. The interplay of plaster and clay, coupled with the dynamic energy of mixed media, creates a sensory experience that invites viewers to immerse themselves in the layers of my artistic journey. The canvas becomes a playground where emotions materialize in sculptural forms, leaving room for interpretation and personal connection. My artistic philosophy is one of constant exploration, a commitment to pushing the limits of traditional mediums. The city that never sleeps serves as both muse and backdrop, infusing my work with the rhythm and energy of urban life. New York City becomes a canvas, a dynamic space where emotions are amplified and reflected in the ever-evolving tapestry of textures and colors. Through my abstract expressions, I invite the audience to embark on a visual and emotional odyssey, transcending the confines of the canvas. In each stroke and sculpted form, I seek to capture the essence of human experience, transforming raw materials into a language that speaks directly to the soul.

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