figure 4, 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 84, whiteout, 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 84, tunnel, 2007, oil and acrylic on canvas, (5 panels), overall dimensions, 284.5 x 914.4 cm, each panel 284.5 x 182.9 cm, tunnel (2 details), black ship, 2006, oil on canvas, 84 x 120", ladder, 2006, oil on canvas, 304.8 x 210.8 cm, broken arch, 2006, oil on canvas, 304.8 x 210.8 cm,
i saw francesca dimattio's work on a show called art in the city: new york on ovation tv and was smitten! here's a bit about her work from the saatchi site:
Francesca DiMattio’s canvases take architecture as their subject as a means to restructure the concept of space. Using painting as a springboard for invention, DiMattio’s buildings and interiors descend into a myriad of perspectival confusion as grid-like patterns of brick and tile, decorative arches, and off kilter staircases become departure points for painterly contrasts and expressive mark-making. Occupying human-sized scale, DiMattio’s canvases create a dizzying sense of physical environment. Veering between art historical references – from pop, art nouveau, and op art – DiMattio’s paintings extend post-modern eclecticism into the realm of the surreal.