Artist Feature: Diego Gravinese

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, November 19th, 2013

Capturing both the mundane and bizarre, pushing the limits of realism.

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Argentinian painter Diego Gravinese creates large-scale, photo-realistic oil on canvas and acrylic paintings. These hyperrealistic works are first misconceived as photographs – Candid shots, moments in everyday life, what one would post on Instagram or Flickr, capturing both the mundane and bizarre, pushing the limits of realism.

In this suite of images, you can see the different styles that Gravinese has explored. His earlier works embody a more collage-like, chaotic, pop-art style, while his newer compositions are simpler, highlighting singular scenes and images.

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artist diego gravinese nailed magazineDiego Gravinese was born in La Plata, Argentina in 1971. There he studied at the Fine Arts School Prilidiano Pueyrredon. His work has been shown internationally over the past 15 years in New York, Paris, Madrid, Turin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He worked with Ruth Benzacar and Zavaleta Lab galleries in Buenos Aires and with DeChiara gallery in New York. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires. To view more of his artwork, you can visit his site here.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)