About the Collage

Inspired by urban decay, this abstract painting is full of contrasts: it's ethereal yet bold; vibrant but with just a hint of darkness; gritty, yet somehow light and lyrical. I am endlessly fascinated by rust, patina and peeling paint but maybe it's also the hope of resurgence that draws me in—from decay and destruction comes renewal and even more beauty.From Artist's Statment at Saatchi Art
  • Artist: Deanna Fainelli
  • Created: Unknown
  • Media: Acrylic, Tempera, Ink, Found Objects, Screenprinting on Wood
  • Size: 18 W x 24 H
  • Price: $880 at Saatchi Art

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About the Artist

Deanna Fainelli Artist
The city is my muse. I love peeling away layers to reveal its raw beauty and discover fleeting moments that make up the urban experience. Through mixed media painting I am able to elevate those moments and connect us with things that make city life so intriguing. Texture, composition, color, and images are used to make emotional connections that remind us to be more aware of our surroundings, to look up and enjoying everyday experiences. Since I use a passion for exploring city streets and abandoned buildings for inspiration, I often emulate elements of decay like rust and peeling paint. Balanced by pops of sublime color, these contrasting details work together to find common ground, tell our unique stories, and add qualities that feel unfiltered and authentic.