Tropes of the Contemporary Era: Art by Timothy Innamorato
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.
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.
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.