Francesca DiMattio

Tunnel

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Tunnel
Francesca DiMattio
Tunnel
2007
Oil and acrylic on canvas(5 panels)
Overall dimensions 284.5 x 914.4 cm Each panel 284.5 x 182.9 cm

Francesca DiMattio’s canvases take architecture as their subject as a means to restructure the concept of space. Using painting as a springboard for invention, DiMattio’s buildings and interiors descend into a myriad of perspectival confusion as grid-like patterns of brick and tile, decorative arches, and off kilter furnishings become departure points for painterly contrasts and expressive mark-making.


Executed as a grandiose tableau, DiMattio’s Tunnel creates a dizzying sense of physical environment, envisioning a virtual reality in real-life scale. Veering between art historical references – from pop, art nouveau, and op art – DiMattio’s paintings extend post-modern eclecticism into the realm of the surreal


     
 


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