Offered by: Karina Gentinetta
200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


"Aubergine" Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Pencils Plum Purple Abstract Painting 72x108

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  • Description
    "Aubergine" 2021, 72" x 108", oversized horizontal abstract painting consisting of acrylic, pencils, and oil pastels on canvas by Argentine-born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in Elle Decor, the New York Times, Traditional Home, Veranda Magazine, Luxe Interiors and most recently in Introspective Magazine). This work is dramatic with bold, audacious strokes in hues of aubergine (deep plum/purple). This painting speaks of the beautiful boldness and naive fearlessness of youth which is juxtaposed with the age-acquired wisdom and sophistication of adulthood. It is a work that explodes with energy and passion. Painted in hues of aubergine, plum, purples, magenta, white and black pencil. Measures: 6 ft x 9 ft, horizontal orientation. Framed in a natural wood gallery floater frame.

    Karina Gentinetta's vast and audacious canvases are inspired by her home city of New Orleans. A litigator for thirteen years, Gentinetta found herself at a crossroads after losing her family home and the majority of her possessions during Hurricane Katrina. Turning to art and design for solace, the self-taught artist was inspired to leave her law practice to pursue her creative passions in the shocking aftermath of the storm.

    Redolent of the shattered landscape of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Gentinetta’s paintings evoke the broken frames of flooded homes and the city's devastated infrastructure. Downed telephone lines, random piles of debris and condemned buildings are all present in the thick brushstrokes and intrepid lines that mark each canvas. The artist uses materials that are purposely indicative of construction sites, including wall plaster, varnish and house paint acrylics, imbuing the works with both a subjective symbolism and forceful aesthetic.

    Using a monochromatic color scale, the Stark paintings juxtapose opposing sentiments including vulnerability and strength, chaos and balance. The bold, abstract compositions speak to a multiplicity of themes including grief and despair, but above all celebrate the triumph of rebirth and hope over loss and devastation.

    Gentinetta’s works have received national and international recognition and have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Elle Décor, Luxe, Veranda, Traditional Home and More Magazine among others. Most recently, Gentinetta collaborated with RH Modern on a limited edition series which was successfully received and sold out. Her works can be viewed on 1stdibs online and personally at the Gallery at 200 Lex at the New York Design Center in NYC.

    Commissions may be requested.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Signed on front and signed and dated on back.
    Origin: United States
    Period: New
    Materials: Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Pencils and Acrylic
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 2021
    Styles / Movements: Expressionism, Minimalism
    200 Lex Booth #: 11
    Incollect Reference #: 511334
  • Dimensions
    W. 108 in; H. 72 in; D. 2.5 in;
    W. 274.32 cm; H. 182.88 cm; D. 6.35 cm;
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