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Tropes of the Contemporary Era: Art by Timothy Innamorato


A painting of a smartphone with Bill Murray's face on itbottled Bill hands, oil on canvas

Timothy Innamorato is a New York based painter who sometimes uses his practice as a way to critique and satire common tropes of the contemporary era. Timothy’s works are primarily figurative, though his compositions are often surreal, incorporating elements of cubism and abstract expressionism.


A patterned painting depicting many small creaturesmitagating evelution, oil on canvas

 

The motif of the smartphone, a code for many current forms of digital communication, runs in a number of Timothy’s recent paintings. The horrors of the digital world are rendered in sometimes nightmarish detail, where the artist combines exaggerated, confrontational female nudes with wildly inventive biological forms – some recognizable living creatures, some slightly more demonic.


A screen capture of Timothy Innamorato's gallery of new paintingsTimothy's gallery of new works

Timothy’s painting style itself is consistent throughout his many compositions. The artist’s hand renders oil paints in a smooth, blended fashion, with figures just loose enough to maintain a gestural sensibility while remaining easy to pinpoint. This painting method lends itself both to inventive, psychedelic scenes and the peaceful landscapes and portraits that also feature in Timothy’s portfolio.


A painting of a strange figure on a blue backgroundand the vision was, oil on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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