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Ann Tarantino
updated: 01/26/2012
website: www.anntarantino.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Brazil (blue explosion)
Brazil ( candy)
Breath Portrait (pink X)
Todi (red house)
Brazil (try again)
Air Supply
Breath portrait (pink bubbles)
Homecoming Queen
Brazil (stripes)
Linked In
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, landscape, organic, process
 
 
Brazil (blue explosion) by Ann Tarantino
Brazil (blue explosion)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24" x  18" 
Brazil ( candy) by Ann Tarantino
Brazil ( candy)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24 " x  18 " 
Breath Portrait (pink X) by Ann Tarantino
Breath Portrait (pink X)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Todi (red house) by Ann Tarantino
Todi (red house)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24" x  18" 
Brazil (try again) by Ann Tarantino
Brazil (try again)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
30" x  22" 
Air Supply by Ann Tarantino
Air Supply
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24 " x  18 " 
Breath portrait (pink bubbles) by Ann Tarantino
Breath portrait (pink bubbles)
Ink and gouache on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Homecoming Queen by Ann Tarantino
Homecoming Queen
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24 " x  18 " 
Brazil (stripes) by Ann Tarantino
Brazil (stripes)
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
18 " x  24 " 
Linked In by Ann Tarantino
Linked In
Ink and gouache on paper
2008
24 " x  18 " 

Artist Statement

I make drawings on paper and on the wall that reference lonely figures in unknown landscapes, underwater creatures, unknowable beings, neural networks, and maps of cities real and invented. My methods include pouring and dropping ink onto a surface or blowing it through a straw to create intricate patterns, using an air compressor to propel paint across a surface, and drawing repeated concentric circles reminiscent of ripples on water, growth marks on trees, or early cartographic drawings of an imagined cosmos.

I reference different kinds of systems in my work, from the delicate patterning of nervous tissue revealed through Golgi’s method of staining brain cells, to the emotional ties revealed through contemporary social networks, to the intricate web of parasitic and symbiotic relationships required to maintain healthy ecosystems and the labyrinthine streets of ancient cities.

Having grown up as a serious competitive swimmer, training and racing from a young age through early adulthood, I return continually to the experience of weightlessness while moving through the water. I am interested in the experiences of the body as it moves through space, meeting and evaluating stimuli both internal and external.  Inspired by source material ranging from botanical illustrations, contemporary information visualization strategies such as geotagging, musical scores, knitting patterns, and cracks in the sidewalk, my work suggests infinite replication and growth, exploring what it looks and feels like to be alive.

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