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Exhibition Detail
Painted Horizon
170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

March 9th, 2013 - March 30th, 2013
March 9th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Haze, Lone Blossom, Thomas FrontiniThomas Frontini, Haze, Lone Blossom,
oil on panel, 16" x 20"
© Courtesy of the Artist and Launch LA - La Brea
323. 899. 1363
Thu-Sat 12-6 and by appointment

In Painted Horizon, Frontini creates rare scenes where sperm whales, narwhals and all manner of brightly plumed birds abound. The brightness of Frontini's palette and the strangely endearing figures he paints make for an immersive escape from our harshly defined reality. Frontini's world, in contrast, almost can't be pinned down: it's somewhere between illustrations from some old boy-scout nature guide and an asteroid that Saint-Exupery's Little Prince could have visited. Freedom of form and vast stretches of sky imbue his delicately rendered subjects with an unusual sense of power and vivacity. One might even regard Frontini's paintings as extra dimensional fables from beyond, complete with pleasantly hazy lessons.

Thomas Frontini was born in Kingston Ontario in 1967. Artistically active from an early age, Frontini pursued painting academically in the United Sates and Florence, Italy serving as Adjunct Professor in Advanced Painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005. He has been featured in solo and group shows all across the globe, from New York and Toronto to Hong Kong.

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