Vincent Giarrano - City Life Paintings
“City Life Paintings" at Susan Powell Fine Art is acclaimed artist Vincent Giarriano's 13th solo show of thirty-five new paintings. Vincent is fascinated with the energy and edge of stylish, urban, contemporary women in New York City. Once you’ve seen Vincent Giarrano’s paintings, you can’t walk down a street in SoHo without looking closely at the things you might have missed. His street scenes and interior scenes lead us to unique stories and we want to know more,” says Susan Powell, gallery owner.
“My work has a narrative element to it, there is a certain amount of mystery and history about each person and place. What I love about the City is that it is constantly changing, providing endless inspiration." - Vincent Giarrano
"Contemporary women in moments of daily life are at the center of this new show. Dressing for an evening out, at work, or having a drink at a bar. Bar interiors have been a favorite of mine lately. I love the character you see in them- the moody lighting and the fascinating memorabilia. Architecture is also featured prominently; scenes with and without figures. The architecture of the city has such great character.
One of the things I like best is seeing the effect people and time have on it; the layers of elements we add to buildings or lamp posts; paint, graffiti, papers, posters, and signage. All these things deepen our interest. Many spots are constantly evolving, and I enjoy painting them as they change over time. One such subject is the studio of painter Jean Michel Basquiat. I've painted it a number of times over the past several years and it never looks the same whenever I see it." - VG