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Surreal Situations: Painting by Timothy Innamorato

A colourful painting featuring a realistic cat and a cartoonish personover and out, oil on canvas

Timothy Innamorato, our current featured artist, is a painter based in Florida. Timothy’s style takes realistic figures and places them in surreal situations, focusing on colour and composition while creating strange relationships between seemingly dissimilar objects. He alternates between using deep, neutral earth tones and working with bright and saturated hues.


A surreal painting of two male figures that seem to dissolve into the backgroundentanglement, oil on canvas

A screen capture of Timothy Innamorato's art

Timothy tends to work in a contemplative, meditative style, sometimes working on a single painting for months or even over a year until the colour is just right. Each painting seems to be a contrast between a single conceptual moment, and a long period of working the painting so as to portray the moment perfectly.


The last time we featured Timothy’s colourful, dreamlike paintings, we looked at the artist’s interesting use of colour as an addition to everyday objects and scenarios. It seems that since then Timothy’s paintings have grown more complex since then, with more and more subjects clamoring for the viewer’s attention! I like how easy it is to get lost in these works. 


A painting of a bunch of grapes suspended above a poolGrapes above water, oil on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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