Joseph Giunta: Canadian Abstract Artist

Joseph Giunta (1911 - 2001) was a Canadian abstract artist whose career spanned over 70 years. Throughout this time his work progressed through 4 major styles:  

Giunta was a Canadian abstract artist who began as a figuration artist and moved through different periods and styles throughout his career. (As a Canadian abstract artist Joseph Giunta worked with different mediums including oils and mixed media.)

Works by Canadian Abstract Artist Joseph Giunta:

In his mixed media paintings Canadian abstract artist Joseph Giunta used everyday found objects and integrated them into his works to make beautiful and unique abstract collage paintings.

Giunta's abstract art included a large number of mixed media collages which include a large variety of items including string, wire, wood, buttons, nails, metal mesh, felt, hats, jewelry, cardboard, shoes, ceramics, cloth, paper, foil wrappers, peanut shells, candies, plaster, drawings, paints, pastels, charcoals, markers and much more.

As a Canadian Abstract Artist the function of every object was diverted to the sole benefit of the abstract painting in progress. Giunta's abstract mixed media collages developed through the successive differentiation of their new parts. He departed from one element, added a second which called for a third, the relationship of the first three leading to a forth, and so on.

For a complete analysis of the work of Joseph Giunta, Canadian Abstract Artist see Gestural Abstraction and Mixed Media Collage Abstract Art.


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