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 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.
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.
To see more of Diego Gravinese’s work, please visit his website.
All images are via the artist’s website.