Artist Statement of Emily Racioppi

"My artwork is a representation of my fascination and obsession with textures. I love texture in every facet of life; fashion, food, nature and of course art. I use techniques that incorporate mixed media throughout my pieces. For me it’s a constant exploration of what kind of reactions will appear on the canvas. When I work with acrylics, spray paint, water colour and often combining all of them together on a single piece, all I want to see if a beautiful reaction between the mediums. While I strive to show my appreciation of traditional techniques, my process is far from traditional. I typically start with what colours I feel in the moment and from there I let the natural rhyme of creation to guide my process. I think it reflects in my artwork as fun and energetic."