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."
Austrailian Red Cross Relief and Recovery
Oakland Art Library - Oakland
Full Article on Art Rentals & NFTs
Rolo - San Franciscos
"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
One Tree Planted
Don Buri - Madrid
Pintapiés - Madrid
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.
Untitled, Mockingbird - Nashville
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
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