Gianna Commito’s Interiors Go Exterior

Gianna Commito’s paintings weave in and out, go inside and outside, appear minimal and expressionistic all at once. Much like the architecture that inspires them.

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Gianna Commito

droit, wcolor and gouache, 12 x 18

Gianna Commito makes paintings that feel almost sign-like – like a road sign warning you that the road has erupted and time is about to stop.  The watercolor and gouache, or w.color and casein paintings don’t let you through the rabbit’s hole too quickly, but when given consideration they transform into tumultuous, imploding space scapes with virtuoso shifts in direction and scale.  Using architectural source imagery allows the abstract paintings to have oddly real looking color and light shifts.  In an interview Gianna compared the space in her paintings to origami or the inside of a tent.  More paintings and a studio shot after the jump…

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