Patricia RAIN Gianneschi
As a mullti-media artist using paint, words, and music as a portal for imagination and spirit, I am involved with the process of Becoming and Creating. Secret messages are hidden in the textures and shapes of my work. My desire is to bring the viewer into a space to become open to the forces of imagination and spirit. I believe Art can transform us and take us to a new awareness, create new sensations, and form. For me, the act of painting is an act of spiritual practice. I enter the painting with body and mind, searching for the images as I wander through the canvas, or pick up a pen, or my guitar, or sit down and touch the keys on my piano. I am an artist.
In the newer work, I begin to un-paint the paintings, creating work that is more minimal, and monochromatic. I begin adding texture, using collaged papers and hidden text to the work. These secret messages, these hidden words, parallel the silencing of our histories. In my desire to elicit a response from the viewer, I employ the basic compositional elements of narrative, in abstraction, inviting the viewer to breath in color, image and texture, and to form their own narrative. “Prayer Protest and Peace in Paint” is a homage to Max Roach, Oscar Brown Jr, and Abbey Lincoln for their creation of the jazz protest album “WE INSIST” and the dichotomy of their relationship, and approach to the same social issues. And to Safiya Bukhari, “The War Before” the true story of the Black Panther Movement. I am multi-media artist. I am a painter, musician, poet, writer, & performance artist. I am interested in the process, the process of Becoming, the process of Creating.
"Wu Tsang Spirit Dragon"
"After Calvary", Oil on Canvas,
60 in x 40 in, 2016
"FALLEN", Mixed Media and Oil on Canvas,
72 in x 60 in, 2017
"Father of Light", Oil on Canvas, 1997
"Prayer Protest & Peace in Paint", Mixed media, fiber paste, gesso, graphite, oil on canvas, 108 x 48 in, 2017
"Orion's Belt", mixed media, oil on canvas, 18in x24in, 2019