Annie Terrazzo’s street art style bisects and juxtaposes historical memory and the contemporary mindset.
Annie Terrazzo graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. Then, she began her career in trash portraiture, focusing on using found objects, newspapers, and magazines. She strives to create work that allows the viewer to recognize image- and text-based language. Her artwork draws you in through the technical skill she possesses and her signature street art style.
“When I was a kid my mother would take me to the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver,” Annie recalls. “We would sit and look at the art books together. Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were the biggest beginning influences on me.”
Fun fact: Annie’s art actually hangs next to one of Andy Warhol’s as part of a private collection in Vancouver!
Street Art Style of Making Beauty in The World
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In the past two years, Annie has worked with Curator Magazine to create short mini-docs on artists around the world. Including amazing artists like Sydney G James, Chaz Guest, and Duggie Fields. “This has been a great eye-opening experience and I have found that filming other artists’ stories always enlightens whatever I’m doing,” she says. “One of my most favorite collaborators and dear friends was an artist named Sue Upton, who sadly passed away last year. Her work, and the times we shared together continue to be a very big part of what I do.”
As a younger artist, Terrazzo had the pleasure to be a part of artist groups with LAAA/825 gallery. “They were really eye-opening to me as far as hearing critiques of my own work and those of others,” she says. “Having that bond with my contemporaries was very influential.”
Bold and bright street art style
Terrazzo has two different series on the go at present.
One is a series entitled Made For The Moment. And it is just that – Annie doesn’t try to plan what she’s going to make or what it’s about – She just goes and makes it and whatever comes out is what it is. “Good or bad. It’s all pretty bold and bright,” she says. “There’s no shrinking away from this work!”
And the other series is based on a very forgotten magazine named DOG WORLD from 1966. “I am reimagining the covers in my own style and adding fun headlines and bylines….” she says. “The idea is to create one for every month and change it from a magazine for humans about dogs to a magazine for dogs about humans. And yes, they will be fully customizable and I can put YOUR dog in one if you want. But I will only do twelve and then no more.”
To see Annie’s latest artworks, visit Saatchi Art >
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