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State of the Arts

BY The Editors | November 23, 2016 | Feature Features National

Many have said Los Angeles is going through a cultural renaissance, and the city's ever-expanding art scene is proof that the Golden Age is here to stay. Here, meet the innovative creatives responsible for painting the City of Angels in a particularly beautiful light. Written by Shontel Horne, Laura Eckstein Jones, Maile Pingel, Abigail Stone, Marieke Treilhard and Maxwell Williams
STROKE OF GENIUS Italian-born, L.A.-based artist Marco Lorenzetto in front of his “Il Sogno” painting

Italian Accent
With a shift toward sculpture, design-and-fashion world darling Marco Lorenzetto branches out.

“L.A. was a random decision, but I’d now like to call it destiny,” says artist Marco Lorenzetto of his move here five years ago. After living in New York City, Lorenzetto was ready to “embrace warm California weather” and accepted the invitation of friends. “L.A. is amazing—it’s booming,” he says. “The art community is young and growing fast.” Shown exclusively in town at Jean de Merry gallery, Lorenzetto’s paintings have caught the eye of tastemakers like designer Peter Dunham and fashion authority Mandana Dayani. Renowned for his monumental canvases, Lorenzetto has recently returned to ceramics. His newest project, based in his hometown of Faenza, Italy, is shrouded in mystery. “I’ve created my prototype here in L.A., but production will be in Italy. It’s a delicate process that requires meticulous care and attention,” he adds. “This will be something new yet still very recognizable as my work. I have an installation in mind as an introduction, but I don’t want to talk about it too much!” he teases. Seems the self-taught artist has also mastered the art of a slow reveal. 8687 Melrose Ave., Ste. B652, West Hollywood, 305.319.2625, jeandemerry.com; marcolorenzetto.com

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