Dian Paramita, “Sushi,” oil on canvas, 8 x 8 inches

Indonesian painter and 2016 Studio Incamminati graduate Dian Paramita is giving collectors a fantastic chance to both bolster their collections and contribute to a worthy cause, all at the same time. What’s the buzz?

On view from August 11 through September 1 at Philadelphia’s Twenty-Two Gallery is a great example of how art can serve both connoisseurs and community. Titled “Food for Thought,” the exhibition showcases 30 still life works by recent Studio Incamminati graduate Dian Paramita.

Dian Paramita, “Chococroissant,” oil on linen, 8 x 10 inches
Dian Paramita, “Durian,” oil on linen, 8 x 8 inches

The still life is a tour de force of Paramita’s talent, as she’s captured many popular foods from different cultures around the globe. In particular, the artist’s attention to textural detail and color are worthy of mention, in work executed with the skill and precision collectors have come to expect from Studio Incamminati pupils.

Dian Paramita, “Happy 4th,” oil on linen, 8 x 8 inches
Dian Paramita, “Crinkle,” oil on linen, 8 x 8 inches

Exciting as well is the fact that 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA, a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to people who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS.

Dian Paramita, “Anchovy,” oil on linen, 8 x 10 inches
Dian Paramita, “A Cup Full of Dreams,” oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches

Dian Paramita is a painter from Indonesia, based in Philadelphia. She graduated from Studio Incamminati’s Advanced Fine Art Program in 2016. Her artistic background includes skills in painting and drawing in the style of contemporary realism. She is intrigued by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which embraces beauty in the naturally imperfect world, and Paramita’s painting centers around celebrating the ephemerality of everyday life. In her still life paintings, she mainly focuses on capturing the temporary beauty of food that often is taken for granted.

To learn more, visit Twenty-Two Gallery or Dian Paramita.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.



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