Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJohn Armato Pro Member CollectionAbstracts
Description The title of Woodrian Window is partially a play on 'Mondrian,' whose grids of primary colored rectangles inspired this piece. The 'window' portion of the title refers specifically to the blue quadrant. The pattern of the wood grain, once turned blue, suggested a cloudscape, as if the Mondrian-like layers suddenly gave way to a window on the sky.Armato calls his work 'Mid-Century Minded Digital Marquetry.' Wood veneer wall art was popular during the Mad Men era of the 1950s and 60s. Artists would cut exaggerated shapes from different hues and grains of wood veneer and assemble them in a sort of basic marquetry (similar to mosaic). The pieces were mounted, usually on textured or natural backgrounds such as canvas, linen or fiberboard. The finished art was framed simply, usually without mats or glass. Subject matter reflected mid-century modern motifs such as exotic peoples, musical instruments, animals, ships and cityscapes. Using high-resolution scans of various wood surfaces, Armato draws his images on screen, creating digital marquetry, which is then output as a high-resolution, archival-quality color print.
John Armato, Sacramento Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement John Armato is a creative strategist and senior partner in one of the world's largest public relations firm. He's also a jazz drummer, writer, and graphic designer.
He focuses on "Midcentury-Minded Digital Marquetry," using high resolution scans of wood grains to create images that are reminiscent of the popular DIY veneer wall art common in the Midcentury Modern era.
In addition to midcentury modern architecture, art and design, Armato is heavily influenced by his parents' artistic pursuits. His father is a accomplished watercolorist whose paintings hang in private collections around the country and sell in galleries in Kansas City, Missouri. His mother is a talented interior designer.