Title O Mundo Medium oil on canvas Size 80x80cm

Susana Rapallo – Featured Artist

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Susana Rapallo – Northfield, MA
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I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another. My current work tends to focus on the female relationships, complexities of emotion, and feelings within the family dynamic. But I have explored others subjects like people on streets, abstracts of fruits and seasons, masks of Venice Carnival, cities that I have lived or not. Sometimes my work is figurative, spanning in style from representational to abstract, and is sometimes a combination of both. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. I like to explore funny aspects of people, like yoga poses and weird faces. I have a lot of sketches about it.

My palette is both delicate and vibrant, capturing a glimpse of strong, yet subtle female feelings. For me, the female psyche is represented by clouds and drips of paint, which highlight the rich texture of the canvas. I enjoy using natural powder pigments that allow me to play with shadows and light, which I find to be transformative in and of themselves. The colors interact to alter the final results of the painting, forming details which are often completely unexpected. I am fascinated by how the colors and forms of my paintings transport me to different parts of my own life journey.

Title Bicicleta Medium oil on canvas Size 80x80cm
Title
Bicicleta
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
80x80cm
Title Balão Mágico Medium oil on canvas Size 80x80cm
Title
Balão Mágico
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
80x80cm
Title Balões Medium oil on canvas Size 80x80cm
Title
Balões
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
80x80cm
Title O Mundo Medium oil on canvas Size 80x80cm
Title
O Mundo
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
80x80cm

 

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