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The Unknown
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The Unknown Painting

Andrea Allegrone

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 96 W x 60 H x 2 D in

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The Unknown is a painting that is very thematic for me. I love painting non-specific abstract "places." This is a time in my life when I painting large scale abstract paintings which look like views from a satellite or airplane. I was also into circles in around the years 1998-2000. This gold circle appears to the left portion of the painting. I didn't even realize I was painting the circles near the left of several paintings until someone pointed it out. It was definitely subconscious! These are not "supernatural" circles. The circle is rather a pop element with technological, modern/electronic references. I do love its infinite symbolic associations as well as its physical appearance. This is an imaginary place for me. I do love the ocean. The Unknown has been taken off its stretchers and rolled. The sides are painted in a continuous manner and are 1.5-2." This acrylic stained painting (acrylic and sand) is coated in thick layers of semi-gloss protective finish. The canvas is heavy duty in thickness. When the painting is stretched, the waves (buckle like in the photo) disappear. The Unknown is 60"x96"x2." For shipping this painting will be rolled around 4" pvc pipe, wrapped in glassine paper, plastic sheet, and bubble wrap. It will also be placed in a 6" diameter pvc pipe with end caps. Currently this painting is rolled around a large pvc pipe and kept in plastic. It is kept in a dehumidified/temperature controlled room. It is a favorite of mine. I was going to upload a cropped photo of this painting. Yet, I wanted to be as real as possible with how it looks as it is. It has sides and does need to be stretched. I will stretch it and send it in a huge crate (I have never created a crate this large and would have to have it made and rent a truck to have it shipped - then please add $2000 to the listed cost for the labor, truck rental, and crate creation) if you would like it to arrive already stretched.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:96 W x 60 H x 2 D in

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I have shown in various places some including: Chelsea, NY; Manhattan, Sacramento; Chicago, Beaumont, TX; Ewing, NJ; Winston-Salem, NC; Lenox, MA; Providence, RI; Jacksonville, and Norfolk, VA to Jekyll Island, GA. I placed with a Prize of Excellence, Award of Distinction at Art Addiction’s 2007 Medial Biennial and will exhibit in the Biennale Chianciano 2009. My art has appeared in several international juried publications and has a cover painting of the hardcover 2003 edition of New Art International. My favorite solo exhibition, Environments, was in Norfolk, VA from April 12-May 24th 2008. In Atlanta, 2011, I was the solo artist in the Forum Gallery at Defoor Center which was a part of a larger show, “Spring Rites.” In June, 2012 I was part of the Art Takes Times Square Billboard Exhibition which was exciting. I always wanted my art to be on a billboard. I am continually asked to show abroad for exhibitions as well as nationally. But, I consider the expenses of showing vs the prospect of selling and exposure online. Here is my current artist statement: There exists an element of “the unknown” during the painting process that is integral to my drive to paint. My work is often created by combining stained abstract layers with more representational forms, which involve brush strokes. I like to combine abstract stain with realism and/or pop inclusions. Natural, cyclical themes have been a constant in my art throughout the years. Some of my recurring themes include: Changing Environments/Atmospheres, Spirit Animals, Dreams, and recently States of Being. I probe my canvas journeys through successive layers of paint and other media (like sand). In a cartographic manner, the concept transfers to physical form on the canvas. Maps are continually being reconstructed according to geologic time and recent history. A painting or drawing is constantly evolving or being “rerouted.” It is a mapping process. Often, the artists will start a drawing (whether it becomes a painting, an under-painting, or not (or whether it is drawn with a paint brush like a preliminary outline)) lightly and redraw, or “remap” the area according to development. There is also an internal and subconscious journey taking place. I do employ or tap into a certain amount of automatism. If my paintings are representational, the “mapping” process happens with a brush and the outlines are painted. I don’t understand the need to use a pencil on the canvas.

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