Amy Mazzetta was born in Germany and has her Masters Degree from the University of Kentucky. She has numerous paintings, serigraphs and murals in European, South American, Australian and American Collections. To date, her most elaborate mural is installed at the home of Rhett and Angela Turner, media mogul Ted Turner’s son and daughter in-law. This mural, worked entirely in oil and gesso, took six months to produce and was an important turning point in Mazzetta’s work as it was here that her painting technique and efforts to recreate the subtle layers and surfaces of ancient walls first came to life. Amy Mazzetta spends part of each year in Umbria, Italy, with her husband and two children. This ongoing experience has inculcated in her a fascination with antiquity and, for the last twenty years, her work has been heavily influenced by ancient and mysterious sites and the many layered murals found throughout Italy. Although her paintings and medium are considered modern and original, both are based on techniques that can be traced back to the walls of Pompeii and the Italian Renaissance. Mazzetta achieves her unique surfaces by using natural pigments and the finest of oil paints on a meticulously worked surface with many layers. Her art work strives to capture something of the opposing forces of time, and, like the forces of nature at work, she uses both construction and deconstruction to build and break down her surfaces until they become a nuanced play of past and present actions
Check out more of her work at amymazzetta.com/
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