Tonight, February 4 at Thinkspace Gallery, Liz Brizzi will open a new series of works based on landscapes of the streets and alleys of Downtown Los Angeles. The LA-based artist spent more time working on the architectural elements of her scenes as opposed to the more lifelike work she has created in the past. Also on display at Thinkspace tonight is new works from Ana Bagayan, which you can read about her here.
A bit of background on Brizzi:
A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts. Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes. She began this series of works with landscape paintings of the streets and alleys of Downtown L.A. A city that is currently changing and developing rapidly, her artwork captured its authenticity and some of the disappearing traces of its History. Her more current work is less lifelike, as she utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures and imaginary landscapes, while using shapes reminiscent of street art found in the very same cities she photographs.
Liz graduated in 2002 from Otis Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration and now works as a graphic artist from her studio in Downtown Los Angeles.
Reception with the artist:? Sat, Feb. 4th 5-8PM
Exhibition: February 4—25, 2012
Culver City, California