Split Decision, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 34”

Untitled (1), 2009, acrylic on paper, 10.75” x 9”

Old Black, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 50”

Untitled (4), 2011, acrylic on paper, 10” x 8.5”

Altar, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 18″

Organ Donor, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 18”

Turn Blue, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 34”

Untitled (9), 2011, acrylic on paper, 10.75” x 9”

Better Half, 2009, acrylic on canvas over panel, 36” x 48”

Untitled (8), 2011, acrylic on paper, 10.75” x 9”

Playground, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 18”

Untitled (12), 2011, acrylic on paper, 10.75” x 9”


I am seriously in love with these beautiful paintings by Brooklyn based artist Vince Contarino. Vince somehow manages to make the abstract appear more tangible through his use of geometry, proportion and delicious colours. I really loved seeing the way he approaches each painting by first drawing it with graphite on paper – see below.

Visit his website for more fantastic examples of his work.

 

Process – Drawing Selections, 2004-2009, graphite on paper.


[All images via Vince Contarino.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

7 Responses

  1. Marta Montminy

    Amazing work. As Michael in the comment above says this is really art that needs to be framed and exhibeted in spacious gallery. Hope to see this work in Germany once.

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