steel mecca liz brizzi
artist bio: A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz grew up in Los Angeles. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts. Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes. She began this series of works with landscape paintings of the streets and alleys of Downtown L.A. A city that is currently changing and developing rapidly, her artwork captured its authenticity and some of the disappearing traces of its History. Her more current work is less lifelike, as she 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. Liz graduated in 2002 from Otis Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration and now works as a graphic artist from her studio in Downtown Los Angeles. She is now represented by galleries such as Thinkspace in Culver City, C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice, and Wide Painting in Paris.
Los Angeles-based artist Liz Brizzi's mixed-media prints remind me of Salt Lake City's industrial side of town. They are beautiful representations of urban desolation. Check out her site to see more of her work.