A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. She is inspired by urban themes and loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw and industrial aspects of city life. Her individual mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto an acrylic painted canvas, finally blended within layers and layers of colorful acrylic washes.
Her recent work utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures and imaginary landscapes, while using shapes reminiscent of street art found in the very same cities she photographs. She’s also widened the scope of the areas she explores in her imagery to the less explored industrial outskirts of Los Angeles. “I try to capture and share the beauty I see in these desolated and mysterious areas that are unknown to even some of the born and raised Angelenos…”.
“Her scenes seem like that moment when the sun starts to peak after a summer downpour.” – MyLoveForYou.com
I recently visited the Los Angeles studio of this French born artist as she prepares for ‘Torn and Tattered’ opening this coming March at Thinkspace. The new works are Brizzi’s most vibrant and visually arresting yet, her keen eye capturing the forlorn areas of our city which she in turn transforms into scenes that whisk viewers away to an all together different place, one filled with wonder and discovery. Below is a lil’ photographic recap of the studio visit and a glimpse at one of the finished gems she’ll be showing this March.
‘Torn and Tattered’ featuring new mixed-media works from:
Craig “Skibs” Barker
Reception with the artists: Sat, March 12th 6-8PM
On view March 12th – March 26th
View additional ‘sneak peeks’ of the show coming to life here:
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com