Federico Pietrella’s Rubber Date Stamp Paintings

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Artist Federico Pietrella is perhaps best known for his peculiar acrylic paintings.  For this work Pietrella foregoes a traditional brush for a rubber date stamp.  Thousands of carefully placed stamps come together to form a highly realistic scene, like Pointillism, becoming clearer as you back away from the piece.  While creating his work Pietrella uses the current date to stamp his painting into creation.  These pieces can often take several months to create.  Thus, the painting not only is a depiction of his chosen subject but also a documentation of the time that elapsed in its creation.

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