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SALE Diptych

Alessandra Sulpy's avatar Alessandra Sulpy

"SALE" diptych "Closed" is part of a series of paintings titled "Store Facades" - in this series, I'm reimagining derelict small-town American business districts. Residual evidence of their past can be seen in the way time has fused the new with the old; repurposed stores, mismatched signage, and chips of paint several layers thick. With my paintings, I try to reintroduce vitality back into these places by introducing larger-than-life elements such as collage, fluorescence, and glowing signage. I allude to the superimposed elements of time through vintage ephemera, transient space, and layered paint. In reimagining the towns’ decay into places of overstated glitz, I have added gold, fluorescence, and a flash of life back into the rack and ruin. My paintings will fade over time - my faux gold leaf will tarnish and my fluorescent paint will lose its luster, much like the places I am portraying.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic, Oil, LEDS
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 48 inches