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Georgianne Fastaia

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Ballerina_secret
ballerina secret, 2009 Oil 30x24
Black_madonna___detail
black madonna detail
Trinidad
trinidad
Tokyo_cowgirls_3_
shy cowgirls, harajuku series
Beach
beach day
Girl_at_harajuku_station__2_
By_the_lake
by the lake
Procession
procession
Receding_water
receeding water
P1000292
mother of saint detail
Forest
orisha of freshwater and pearls, march 2009
Lawn_chairs
lawn chairs
P1000644
duo moo
P1000649
sit
Studying
girls studying, march 2009 60 X 40
Just_after
Mick_jaggers_cow
Drowned_pony_copy
Img_1197
P1000292
detail
Famous_sid
famous sidney
Disembodied
Coast_after_katrina
coast after katrina
Shreveport
shreveport
Mother_of_saint
mother of saint , for sale at coda 1500.00 36x36
3842524207_2f9d39ac47_b
Godot
waiting for godot 34 X 36
Ballerina_secret
ballerina's secret, fall 09 Oil 24 X 30
Twiilight
twiilight, nov 9 209 Oil, Enamel,soap in Canvas 48 X 48
20120519075227-westcliff-web
seacliff, may 2012 Oil 36x36
20120519075513-tobacco_barns_south_windsor
tobacco barns, 2012 Oil 36x36
P1000206
orisha of freshwater and pearls, nov 2008 Oil 36 X 36
Sophie_lee_and_me
Quick Facts
Birthplace
brooklyn
Birth year
1964
Lives in
sf
Works in
sf
Representing galleries
Tags
nieto, After the Flood, abstract, figurative, landscape
Statement

 

A short video about my creative process for Nieto Fine Art by Haldoun Morgan

 

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My work follows the Bay Area Figurative tradition : informed by the process-oriented concerns of abstract expressionism,while preserving the ability to draw us in..Seeing aspects of ourselves in the forms and gestures of the painted figure–we relate. My paintings describe the existential condition—the movement between the joy of kinship and the awareness of  our separation from one another; our ultimate alone-ness. My paintings are the fields upon which my spirit shadow boxes; control versus letting go, fear versus trust, infused with human sadness yet “… with the birds they share a longer view...

to make art with all the questions answered deprives the viewer of the joy of participating in the act of creation, the joy of discovery.. The choices I make between figuration and abstraction, between what is implied and what is revealed, serve to pull the viewer into the paintings surface and leave them with questions. I strive for emotional honesty in my work and rely on an intuitive sense of color and an immeadiacy of gesture to achieve it.My work is about transforming the mistake. In my process, I re-use old canvases, working into layers of paint, actively"damaging" the surface to give each painting a history. My paintings seek to express the tension between chaos and order, between control of ones medium and knowing when to let go. I strive to affirm a more authentic concept of beauty while making paintings that express an evocation of mystery."

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Georgianne Fastaia was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1964. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University in 1988 with a degree in Creative Writing. Self-taught, she began painting in 2001. Her mother, an art teacher is her inspiration. She encouraged her children to follow their passion and to take art seriously. Georgianne works out of The Art Explosion Studios in San Francisco and supports her latest creation, daughter Sophie, through her work.

 

STATEMENT FOR FIGURATIVE SERIES

I am interested in telling a story through color and gesture.For me the figure holds the greatest possibility for creating moments where  the viewer can respond.I have given each painting its own “history” through a distressing process of scrubbing, scraping and wiping away paint to reveal shadows and faded colors. These ghosts of underlying imagery buried below layers of paint, visually communicate abstract concepts of impermanence and fragility.


STATEMENT FOR FLOOD SERIES

The Floating City: New Orleans after the Floodpaintings about the longing for home

In 2006, I responded to Hurricane Katrina with my series, After the Flood. In this new series The Floating City,the impossibility of painting the physical reality of the flood allowed me to focus on the emotional reality. My primary goal is to convey the despair many felt upon seeing the devastation.I use a palette of somber violets, green-grays and translucent layers of milky color to convey the quality of light after a storm, the thick saturated air, and a mood of quiet desolation that I recall growing up along the Connecticut shore.