About georgianne fastaia
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My work moves between abstract treatments of four primary subjects: horses, florals, the remembered landscape, and the figure. I strive to make paintings which tell a story with minimal information; a gesture, the slump of a shoulder, a visual haiku. I believe that what you cover up in a painting is as important as what remains visible.One collector said, “Your paintings remind me that I don't have to be perfect.” I believe we can transform our lives, and it is our scars which make us beautiful. This is the impetus behind every mark I make: to create paintings which are exquisitely flawed. I re-use old canvases, actively damaging and rebuilding the surface to affirm a concept of beauty in which our scars make us whole. I have been refining an experimental technique for removing layers of paint which I call a lift. This unorthodox process reveals ghosts of underlying imagery and has become my own form of storytelling: visually communicating abstract concepts of impermanence and fragility. The process is completely unpredictable. By giving up control, I am forced to stay lighthearted and adaptable to the evolution of the painting. There is liberation in non-attachment, and it is this irreverence which has, at its core, a fearless leap of faith.
.An accomplished Painter, she has had many successful exhibitions and her art is in private collections here and abroad. Her work has been featured in Artweek Magazine, The SF Chronicle, and the July 2009 issue of ELLE Décor magazine. She was invited to exhibit her work at the 2010 International Art Fair with Sandra Lee Gallery and in 2011 with Nieto Fine Art. She is represented by The Riverfront Gallery in downtown Petaluma, and Studio 333 in Sausalito.