Piece description from the artist
This painting is one on the series based on flowers. I have being painting with this subject now for about ten years. The grid is abstract but within the grid it appear the subject painted in a very realistic mode. I call my paintings iperealistic-abstract.
John Gentile was born and raised in Italy where he worked as a commercial artist. He returned to painting full-time in 1972 and is represented in numerous private collections in North and South America, as well as Europe.
Gentile’s Italian academic education and subsequent American creative influences provide many layers in his work; the mixed stylistic and expressive qualities of this Italian and American artist are revealed in the sharpened use of warm and expressive color, evocative of the Mediterranean region.