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27" x 22" monotype collage on wood

 

Perelli is a visual artist working in painting, printmaking. and drawing. His figurative work explores a variety of social political and personal issues. "Empathy: A Survey of Figurative Works by Keith Perelli" at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana offers a survey of Perelli’s lush and complexly woven surreal paintings from over a decade of work. He is a native of New Orleans and teaches drawing and painting at New Orleans Center for Creative Art. This exhibit continues through September 8.

In his own words:
"I am interested in expressing ideas through a fusion of realism and abstraction. Being an artist excited by the potential of both traditional and experimental methods and techniques of mark making, my work is often born of searching and finding the subject throughout the processes of layering paint. I am just as intrigued by the physicality and limits of the media and surface as I am the actual realization of an illusion of form."

For more information: KeithPerelli.com

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