About

Ian Paratore was born and raised in San Francisco, California. To learn the beauty of the City, he left. 

 

Ian took visual arts classes as a teenager, but returned to art after athletics dominated his schedule through college. 

He studied renewable energy at UC Berkeley and so the materials Ian uses to make art are recycled, reused, and repurposed paper and things. 

 

"Things are neglected, and become trash far too soon.  I arrange them with the hope of sparking something. A thought, a question, or connection.  I started collaging magazines and now take those paper principles to other mediums.

I work for sustainablity, to spread critical thought, and the explicit deconstruction of puzzles and challenges.

Magazines, maps, and comics found me and it seemed like no effort at all to put them together. A few ideas turned into more, and boxes on street corners got louder. 

I enjoy layers of color, style, and meaning. My favorite constraint on the creative process is: sourcing. On occasion I will seek out content I am looking for in a used book store, but, by and large, I try to put whatever I get my hands on to use.

New surfaces, new glues, different manipulations of paper, apparel, prints, and even live performances are in my future."

Past Donations:

National Harm Reduction Coalition

The Center for Asian American Media

Culture Surge

ACLU

One Tree Planted

Austrailian Red Cross Relief and Recovery

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2021

 

National Flags

Oakland Art Library - Oakland

Full Article on Art Rentals & NFTs

 

 

Spectrums

Rolo - San Franciscos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

"Corona Virus" the Music Video

All Visual Arts International Contest

3rd Place - Creative Art Catagory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Ducha Fria en Invienro

Cafe la Palma - Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco y Madrid

La Tuerta - Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019


One Tree Planted

Don Buri - Madrid

 


Untitled

Pintapiés - Madrid
 

Penny Project

Is bending over to pick up a penny worth it? I put 10,000 together, with help; all heads-up, for luck.  It was a busy Sunday morning and people asked questions. The money was swept up for a good cause. 

 

 

 

2018

Untitled, Mockingbird - Nashville

Custom Holiday

What do you want on yours? I'll bring you images. Scissors. Irons. Drinks. Music. Collaboration. The events idea is to help share and spread creative energy.

Painting with Paper

Use the contact page and introduce yourself. Building community happens one person a time.

 

Comments, questions, partnerships and hellos are welcome.