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Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
updated: 09/13/2010
website: www.peoniavazquezdamico.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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cluster
one
nest (tape worm)
pair
knot
loincloth
puffs
weather
winnie
halo
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, fantasy, psychological, gender/sexuality, obsessive, childhood
 
 
cluster by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
cluster
watercolor on paper
2010
18" x  16" 
one by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
one
watercolor on paper
2010
10" x  13" 
nest (tape worm) by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
nest (tape worm)
watercolor on paper
2010
21" x  19" 
pair by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
pair
watercolor on paper
2010
10.5" x  15" 
knot by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
knot
watercolor on paper
2009-2010
15.5" x  11" 
loincloth by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
loincloth
watercolor on paper
2009-2010
13" x  9.5" 
puffs by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
puffs
watercolor on paper
2009-2010
11" x  14" 
weather by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
weather
watercolor on paper
2008
26 " x  30 " 
winnie by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
winnie
watercolor on paper
2007
22 " x  30 " 
halo by Peonia Vázquez-D'Amico
halo
watercolor on paper
2007
22 " x  30 " 

Artist Statement

My work deals with mental trickery and surprise. I'm particularly interested in moments of lapse, recognition and apperception.
 
Faint but tightly rendered, these images flirt with (dis)appearance and identification. As inbetweens they're able to become/recall something besides an original model—associative recognition allows the images to hover in a state of nonsense and ambiguity.
 
A bird's nest recalls a rainbow-colored meatball, a tapeworm or a scribble. Knotted and star-covered silk triggers the idea of a loincloth. These are subjective associations—the point being that an original assumption may be easily displaced. Comfort and discomfort coexist within each image. 

Artist Bio / CV

b. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico—lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2001  BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2000  Semester Abroad, Ecole Nationale Supériore des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions 

2010  Rites of Passage, curated by Thomas Micchelli, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY