Dnepr V, 20" x 24", oil on canvas
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Dnepr V, is a building influenced by a circus arena situated in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, also called Dnepr, by local inhabitants. Dnepr is located on the Dnieper River in East-Central Ukraine. Dnipropetrovsk has been the major center of the steel industry from the beginning of the 20th century until the present. It has also dominated in the machine-building and aero-spacebuilding industry since the 1950s.
Through researching about the city of Dpner and the circus arena, I felt inspired to create my own interpretation of the building, a spaceship influence, and making it part of new frontier.
This painting was first exhibited at "Geometric Goddesses" exhibition at Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, March 2012. Followed by "Tales of a City" exhibition at CellSpace Gallery, SF, April 2012. Dnepr V was 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.
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, ...