The Haunting and Painterly Artwork of Julien Spianti

by Danny OldaPosted on

Artist Julien Spianti creates oil on canvas paintings that carefully balance between abstraction and figuration.  Realistic details are contrasted against emphatic brushstrokes and untouched portions of canvas.  Using this style, Spianti often appears to capture scenes that feel ambiguously violent or frightening, any one aspect of a composition difficult to focus on.  Indeed his artwork can seem to be painted depictions of repressed memories – vaguely haunting, existing somewhere between creation and erasure.  This dreamy atmosphere is underscored by the mix of clothed and nude subjects, scenes dipping in and out of color, and perpetually obscured faces.

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