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Life On Mars by Annie Terrazzo

Annie Terrazzo

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Description

Born in Breckenridge Colorado, Annie Terrazzo surrounded herself with dreams. Her childhood was unorthodox and chaotic, having been raised by a mother who was a schizophrenic adult entertainer and a father who was a formula one race car driver. This chaos was countered by a large family who, through silversmithing and plein air painting, taught her the value of and method to making beauty in the world. She spent large portions of her time writing plays on an old typewriter, watching movies, and dreaming of Paris, activities that would influence her later work on international fashion.

After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, Terrazzo began her career in trash portraiture, focusing on using found objects, newspapers, and magazines. She strives to create work that allows the viewer to recognize image and text based language, drawing you in through the technical skill she possesses and the attention to detail that permeates all of her work.

Terrazzo has exhibited her work internationally and locally, with her work being placed in several permanent collections across the United States. She most recently opened her solo exhibition “Big Issues” at Nancy Victor Gallery in London.

Artist statement

Through the lens of the past, Annie projects a contemporary mindset that bisects historical memory and the contemporary cultural context to create a realm where the body finds an equilibrium of both ideal beauty and sexuality, as well as personal expression and ironic juxtaposition within a contemporary mind frame and the cultural memory of the past. Annie's work instantly draws in the viewer and stands out among other contemporary art due to its familiarity, but also it's originality and undeniable intention, and masterful craftsmanship.

Local shows

La Luz De Jesus - March 2016
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