Flashbacks & Snapshots : Diego Gravinese

25 Oct

There are some artists whose work I respond to on a visceral level, visually.  I see it.  I love it.  I don’t have to know what it’s about or the super secret story behind the meaning of each piece.  The paintings of Argentinian artist Diego Gravinese grabbed me when I spotted one on Pinterest last week.

The Love of Renault and Burritoes Obsequious ( diptych ), acrylic and enamel on canvas, 79×51

The artist’s earlier work ( such as The Love of Renault.. & In the Future.. ) are conglomerations of painted memories.. scenes from childhood and current memories mix with nostalgic elements to give us visual tales of how each experience builds on the ones that came before it.

Milk Girl, oil on canvas, 40×27.5

The Method, oil on canvas, 71×47.2

Mimesis, oil on canvas, 71×47.2

His more current work, ( Milk Girl, The Method & Mimesis, above ), leave behind the nostalgia, focusing instead on fleeting everyday moments.  Painted in a photorealistic style, the palette of each painting seems carefully selected and limited, so that not only do we get a sense of situation and place, but the resulting image is arrestingly graphic.

In the Future, We Will Colonize the Exterior Planets, acrylic on canvas, 75×39.5 ( overall )

To see more of Diego Gravinese’s work, please visit his website.

All images are via the artist’s website.

5 Responses to “Flashbacks & Snapshots : Diego Gravinese”

  1. Impower You October 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I don’t know about that milk shower, but his photos are fun!

    • Lesley October 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      I kind of love the milk shower.. 😉 And they are actually paintings!

      • Impower You October 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

        oops. Those OIL paintings are fun. Thanks for the correction.

        • Lesley October 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

          No worries! Doesn’t knowing they are paintings make them even more fun?! 😉

          • Impower You October 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

            Yes! Artists that can make oil look so close to real are amazing.

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