Art Venti

Art Venti

Sarasota, FL, United States

About Art Venti

My work does not conveniently fit into a category. There are elements of abstraction and glimpses of "reality". One might guess at surrealism, but I do not think of my work as such.
My objective is about taking a fresh look at the traditional landscape.

By using this familiar format, a dialogue is created between the viewer and the image. The brain always attempts to organize the lines, shapes and colors it perceives; with no easy reference point, there may be no connection. A recognizable arrangement even though out of the ordinary begins the communication.

The composition arrangements are originally discovered by a random array of tissues and recycled papers, viscerally suggesting nascent scenes which ignite my imagination to use as a model for preliminary sketches.

Born 1949, New York City. U.S.A.I have been an artist since childhood.I consider that the best is still ahead of me. It is my identity. I draw, paint and sculpt.
For more than a decade now, my subject matter in art has been based on theories of a futuristic world. All my work has originated from or related to, cast off objects and recycled materials. My first major drawing on paper series, begun end of 2008 into 2009, The Peripheral World (or Peripherals), was first inspired by thrown away paper tissues, and creased papers.
I have aspirations and plans for larger and more complex pieces.

Education

School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Events

2019 August. Returned to USA via NY, finally to Florida.
2016
Saatchi gallery, London. March..indefinitely. Two works chosen to be projected on large screen on 2nd Floor of gallery.
CPSA. Front page featured artist, in Colour Pencil Society of America magazine May issue.
2015
November: Colour Pencil Magazine front page artist. 2016 Calendar, and front cover.
November:
B & G Gallery, Santa Monica, group show "Mythology".
September: L.A Municipal Art Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
Group Show.
August:
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA International Juried Show.Honorable Mention.
Publication. Winter edition of Drawing magazine. January. One of three Featured Artists. (Invited).
Jan 20th -March 5th.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries. "Interactive Lines". Concord, North Carolina.
2014
April: Santa Monica Museum of Art "Incognito 2014"
May: Venice Art Walk and Auctions, benefit Venice Family Clinic
May: Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Fort Meyers, Florida.
October: Lee County Alliance, Fort Myers.
2013
Accepted into Los Angeles Art Assoc.Gallery 825.
Featured artist and front cover of Colored Pencil Magazine for May 2013.
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/534280
Venice Art Walk Auction.Venice,CA May 19th 2013
Invitation to take part in a residency near Beijing China, in August has been postponed.

Exhibitions

USA
2020
Sarasota Art Center, group show. Florida
2019
Sarasota Art Center. Florida. Group Show.
UK
2018
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, WC1
group show
2017
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London WC1
Group show
2016
Saatchi Gallery Screen, second floor gallery. London. UK

USA
2015
B & G Gallery. Santa Monica. CA
LA Municipal Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
TAG Gallery, 2nd place award from Jim Morphesis. Santa Monica. CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum.
Venice Art Walk auction.

2014
April: "Incognito" Santa Monica Art Museum benefit auction
May: Venice Art Walk and Auction. benefit for Venice family Clinic. Annual event.
2013
Hale Art Space, Santa Monica.CA. 2 man show July 28th -Aug 7th. reviewed by Juri Koll. Huffington post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/juri-koll/art-venti-pencilpainting-_b_3699638.html
June 21-23rd Dwell Design Show, with Saatchi on line, Los Angeles.
Ongoing 2013: Hale Art Space, Group show,Santa Monica, CA
White Dog Gallery,Group show,Carbondale, Colorado.
Aleatoric Art gallery, Houston, Texas