36” x 40” x 1.5”
acrylic on canvas
How can one place be so polarizing? Los Angeles is an amazing city, it is full of grit and gold, luxury and poverty exist side by side. Streets are chaotic, marked only by the orderly fashion in which vehicles line the freeways, one after another, everyone in a rush to get to their next destination. Teslas are self-driving. Artists are self-motivated. No one is paying attention, but everyone is worried someone is looking.
A city of density but also extreme vastness. Tall trees and short buildings. Snow- capped mountains and mowed lawns. Terra cotta planters on the front porches and plastic water bottles littered in the streets. And yet, the most memorable part of LA is the sky. The sky seems bigger in LA. It goes on forever and ever, and presents all those who are lucky enough to look up at it a hazy show of colours at all times of the day. The brightest of blues, the intense apricot of dawn, the cotton candy of sunset.
This painting is reminiscent of the urban view of downtown LA as seen from above. Trees and greenery is scattered throughout mixed into a landscape of concrete, glass, metal and painted plastic. It is a beautiful scene, so much is going on at all times, pure chaos and order in the most wonderful of ways.
This collection from LA is the first in the large canvas paintings to be painted without any black. Typically, the artist uses the colour black to represent HerSelf in her paintings, but for this collection, her experience of traveling through Los Angeles felt out-of-body, almost surreal. She was a passive observer in a busy and vast city, not fully in control of her own schedule and plans. She wanted to preserve that feeling in these works by exploring paintings without any colour black.
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" thick gallery stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information.
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*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.