Susana Rapallo

About

My work tends to focus on the female relationships, complexities of emotion, and feelings within the family dynamic. But I also have explored others subjects like people on streets, abstracts of fruits and seasons, masks of Venice Carnival, cities that I have lived or not. Sometimes my work is figurative, spanning in style from representational to abstract, and is sometimes a combination of both. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. I like to explore funny aspects of people, like yoga poses and weird faces. I have a lot of sketches about it.

My palette is both delicate and vibrant, capturing a glimpse of strong, yet subtle female feelings. For me, the female psyche is represented by clouds and drips of paint, which highlight the rich texture of the canvas. I enjoy using natural powder pigments that allow me to play with shadows and light, which I find to be transformative in and of themselves. The colors interact to alter the final results of the painting, forming details which are often completely unexpected.  I am fascinated by how the colors and forms of my paintings transport me to different parts of my own life journey.

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  1. Parabéns, Susana! Lembro até hoje de uma pintura sua (ou seria um desenho colorido?) de uma maçã ou laranja em primeiríssimo plano, de maneira que a imagem se tornava quase abstrata. Era predominantemente vermelho ou cor de abóbora o quadro, mas não me lembro da ocasião nem de quando foi isso, perdoe-me.
    Tua arte me deu essa imagem, que até hoje carrego comigo com muito carinho. Grato!

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    1. Oi Renzo. Sim fiz uma série sobre maças e depois explorei as maças podres, série que chamei de Rotten Apples. Até deixei maças apodrecendo para ver como era. Obrigada pelo comentário. Beijos

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Susana Rapallo, a illustrated journey of an artist traveling and exploring art. After all, ¨Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso

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