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Amalgamate - The Art, Design and Exploration of Blaine Fontana NEW TITLE
Blaine Fontana:
Amalgamate
The Art, Design and Exploration of Blaine Fontana
Introduction and poetry by Derrick Brown
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Amalgamate is the essential Blaine Fontana monograph, crammed full of his instantly recognizable paintings, sketchbooks, installations, sculptures, murals, mixed media works, and design projects.
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Fontana deftly maneuvers between the high art and street art worlds, armed with the technical skill he picked up at Otis College of Art and Design where he acquired his MFA, as well as his post-high school years spent throwing up graffiti in the streets of Seattle and Portland.

Amalgamate draws from Fontana’s roots growing up on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, and integrates his rough-edged woodwork, sculptural explorations, influential color palette, and dynamic use of space in order to explore the dynamic imagery surrounding the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore, and current social dynamics. Fontana has extensive experience in the design world and recently founded his own creative/design agency Fontana Studios with his wife Eugenie Fontana.

Amalgamate features an introduction by poet Derrick Brown, whose written poetry and performances have won him the California Independent Book Critics' Award in 2004 and six first-place slam finishes.

108 pages, Hardcover, 11 1/4'' x 11 1/4'' (286 x 286 mm)
65 color illustrations, English

ISBN: 978-0-9822461-5-3  $ 45.00
About the Artist:
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Blaine Fontana
Blaine Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, his works contain a kind of shamanic exploration of meaning that recognizes the totemic quality and power of the image. With his wife and creative partner, he currently runs Fontana Studios, a multi-media art and design studio in Portland, Oregon.

His works have been published in a variety of publications, including iDN/Society 6, My Name Is, Sycamore Review, Soul Pancake, Mod Art, Hi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. He has exhibited nationally in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Miami, and New York, and internationally in London, Germany, Canada, and Japan.

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GINGKO PRESS | STREET ART & GRAFFITI / ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9780982246153 | ISBN-10: 0-9822461-5-3 / 0982246153