Talia Amorosano is a multimedia artist who uses a wide range of methods including drawing, digital photography, and collage, to produce her work. Her work is conceptually informed by the process of artmaking itself, which tends to involve extensive manipulation of color, mixing of material, and changes in context.
“Though my work is often stylistically varied, my color palette reflects influence from fauvist, abstract expressionist, and pop art movements. I’ve always loved the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Some contemporary artists whose work I admire are Daniel Gordon, Jonas Wood, and David Hockney.” – Talia Amorosano
” This is part of a larger ongoing series of botanical images that are drawn on sketchbook paper with kids’ washable markers. I wanted to loosen up a little and challenge myself to create something guided more by instinct than concept, so I limited myself to a set of markers and used very little reference material. However, when I learned that the phrase “Garden Variety” means “commonplace or average” I thought it fit perfectly with the generic subject matter and cheap materials used to create the drawings.
I think the title also works in kind of a tongue-in-cheek way, since I’m presenting these drawings, not as studies or practice, but as finished work. I’ve made so many at this point that the process of drawing them feels meditative. I’ve found that when operating in a low-stakes way (with low-quality markers, bad paper) I tend to take more creative risks and make fewer mistakes.” – Talia Amorosano
“This piece is part of a series of collages that contain images sourced from fabric and wrapping paper that I collected from my great grandma’s old house, and contributed to a larger installation piece. The house had been owned by members of my family for decades until it was sold last Summer; many of my earliest childhood memories are set there. Photographing these materials, then altering and collaging them on Photoshop enabled me to at-once distance myself from a long history that I could never fully reclaim and insert myself into it. The process of creating these was at-times frustrating and at-times cathartic, as is the process of letting go of the past.” – Talia Amorosano
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