Carousel, 36" x 48", oil on canvas
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Carousel, brings to mind the enjoyment and appreciation of an icon, presented without the traditional style of horses nor ornamentation. It is a revival of the shape of the carousel, in particular my admiration to its dome shape.
A large frontal perspective of the carousel is surrounded by a colorful sunrise. Above the carousel are seated industrial structures into the horizon line. It could be the beginning of a musical composition. No pedestrians nor performers are nearby. This carousel wishes to participate with the new audience-to-be!
Carousel was first exhibited @ Roll Up Gallery's group exhibition titled, Idealization of Shapes July 29th - August 14th, 2011. Carousel was also exhibited during Araujo's solo show, Tomorrowland Today, at the Trade in Sacramento, from April 18th to July 31st, 2015.
Welcome to Tomorrowland, Inside Magazine, by Jessica Laskey, July 2015, page 56.
Tomorrowland paintings featured in "Good Day Sacramento" at the Trade, May 2015.
Tomorrowland paintings featured in "Good Day Sacramento" at The Trade, April, 2015.
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Spotlight Emerging Artist: Patricia Araujo, 2Op Collective, by Lauren Smith, April, 2012.
"Geometric Goddesses" @ Roll Up Gallery, by Alan Bamberger @ Artbusiness.com, March, 2012.
"Idealization of Shapes" @ Roll Up, by Alan Bamberger @ Artbusiness.com, July, 2011.
ARTIST BIO Patricia Araujo was born in Miami, Fl, the daughter of Colombian parents. Her father was an architect at Walt Disney and during his last years he assisted with the development of Epcot Center. Patricia grew up in Bogota, Colombia and since childhood, she was enchanted by architecture and form - drawing arches and entrances, and designing imaginary floor plans. After completing high school in Bogota, Araujo moved to Northern California to pursue her college education. She studied architecture, ...