Rob Rainone

My work consists of building up a photo-realistic image using layers of framing mattes (essentially multi-colored cardboard), piled one atop another.  Each layer has areas cut out. What remains, the cut-ins or intracisions, serve to reveal the color of the shades beneath.  When viewed up close or off axis, the images appear disjointed and abstract.  At a distance, or slightly blurred, they take on an uncanny third dimension considering that they aren't photographs, nor paintings.