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CAMERON TRAPANI

Los Angeles

Cameron Trapani makes exuberant abstract drawings full of color and energy. Visually busy, compositionally lively, Trapani's approach is impulsive and playful. Beginning on one side of the picture plane, Trapani initiates an art piece by making unpremeditated gestural marks in a chosen color with marker. He works his way across the entirety of the surface until it is all filled with seemingly impulsive graphic marks. Spaces between the marks reveal the whiteness of the drawing paper underneath, giving certain areas an open, airy feeling, while areas where more dense gestures have landed coalesce into more solid regions of vibrancy. The overall effect is dazzling, giving the viewer the feeling, they are looking into a beautiful, overgrown garden or a thick jungle overflowing with life: visual metaphors for Trapani's abundant imagination.