DescriptionThe original painting is oil on canvas, 36' x 36'. (Private Collection).'Arcades' forms part of a cycle of repetitive and recurring images while drawing. Examining my interest in the arch, its early invention related to victory and triumphal statements such as that honoring Titus, 81 AD. I have been fascinated by the arch structure, the continuous arcade, the variety of the scale, volume and depth within any given arch, that of support. Arches stimulate an interest in history and capture the interest of the eye in its efforts to look through it. Arcades is a frontal view, colorful, and creates implied movement through rhythm of form, by the infinite archway composition.
Patricia Araujo, San Francisco Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Patricia Araujo was born in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Colombian parents. She grew up in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until the age of 19. She began drawing at a very early age, always intrigued by architecture and form. After completing high school in Bogota, Araujo moved to Northern California and studied architecture, painting, and photography. In 2005 she obtained her second B.F.A in Painting, from the San Francisco Art Institute.
For over a decade, Patricia Araujo has painted the facades of both iconic city landmarks and downtown buildings. Her paintings depict praiseworthy examples of San Francisco architecture, some utilitarian and others grandly ornamental; addressing the themes of urban growth and decay. Araujo continues to deepen her conceptual themes on architecture, place and change in the urban landscape. She has been exhibiting in San Francisco since 1998. In 2008, she published her first book, entitled ”SOMA SEEN”. Her work has been written about in the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, ARTslant, 7x7 SF, Beyondchron, Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. To view her complete portfolio and resume online, please visit www.AbstractMetropolis.com