Investigating transparency, opacity and repetition is the core of my practice both conceptually and visually. Experimenting with various techniques in painting, drawing, and screenprinting, gives me a large vocabulary of mark making and color blending possibilities. The order of operations is always symbolic. Parts of the image change, get covered up, or become distorted as the piece develops, and the physical process of masking, blocking, and revealing parts of the underpainting, relate back to the specific meaning of each piece.
The recent paintings are blurry, iridescent/metallic, textural, and have a lot of contrast in color and material. The tape covers up the image below, and makes the viewer curious to what lies beneath. Tape mends and masks simultaneously, and metallics are always shifting and changing with the light, adapting to changing contexts. Dark blurry areas disrupt and cover up delicate line work. From afar you cannot see most of the detail, but up close there are surprises. Ideas about concealing, revealing, blocking, masking, and covering up the truth fuel these paintings.
Lucia was born in Padova, Italy, grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, and lives and works in rainy Portland, OR. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Utah in 2012, and is currently a member at Flight 64 Studios in Portland, OR. Her most recent accomplishment was a 3 week Assets for Artists studio residency at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA in April 2017. She has exhibited at Moore Art Projects in Portland, OR, Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT, and IMPACT 9 Conference in Hangzhou, China. She has work in the permanent collections of Purdue University Galleries in West Lafayette, IN, and Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA.
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