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Dnepr to Infinity Dnepr Returns Dnepr (soft focus) Dnepr (neon/dark) New City Futur III Dnepr II Dnepr V Dnepr III Dnepr VI Mini Futur II Carousel II Dnepr IV Dnepr Dnepr, Phase One The Meeting Mini Futur Dnepr Wonderland Carousel Wonderland Carousel Futur II Futur

Dnepr (soft focus)
Size: 20" x 24"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 2010

Tammik Collection, Sacramento, CA

Dnerp (soft focus
), is part of a series of paintings devoted to 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 a new frontier.

Dnepr (soft focus) was originally taken from the first Dnepr painting I did in 2008.  In 2010, I was in the works of publishing a book to accompany my Tomorrowland series and for future exhibit and book release, so for a better introdution about Dnepr for this book, I decided to paint another similar piece. This time, I softened the building a bit and changed to monochromatic green-grey and soft white tones, which in turn this piece would be perfect for the book's cover. Once one opens the book, all of my works featured are in bright colors. The original painting sold thereafter, and since I continue to receive lots of great feedback for this piece, I'm offering limited reproductions on canvas for sale.

Dnepr (soft focus) was first exhibited at "Geometric Goddesses" exhibition at Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, March 9th- 25th, 2012. It was awarded in ARTslant 5th 2011 Juried Showcase, ARTslant Juried Competition, September, 2011. Dnepr (soft focus) was lasr exhibited during Araujo's solo show, Tomorrowland Today, at the Trade in Sacramento, from April 18th to August 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.
7x7SF Four Don't-Miss Art Shows This Week: Geometric Goddesses, 7x7 SF by Alex Bigman,'12.
Spotlight Emerging Artist: Patricia Araujo, 2Op Collective, by Lauren Smith, April, 2012.
"Geometric Goddesses" @ Roll Up Gallery, by Alan Bamberger @, March, 2012.

  5th 2011 Showcase Winner
Dnepr (soft focus)   
Category: mixed-media


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