Liz Brizzi is a visual artist with Italian background from LA. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts.
A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Liz graduated in 2002 from Otis Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration and now works as a graphic artist from her studio in Downtown Los Angeles.
Her lush industrial cityscapes are constructed from a blend of media using her own digitally manipulated photography, collage, and painting on wood panel. The final work evokes a stark dreamlike and dystopian portrait of a city alternate to the one we know. Their superimposed overlays create a foreign new place that feels strangely familiar, calling attention to ordinarily overlooked architecture and structural figures. As an anagram cannibalizes letters from one word to create another, so do Brizzi’s imaginary cities create new metropolises.
Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes. She began this series of works with landscape paintings of the streets and alleys of Downtown L.A. A city that is currently changing and developing rapidly, her artwork captured its authenticity and some of the disappearing traces of its History. Her more current work is less lifelike, as she utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures and imaginary landscapes, while using shapes reminiscent of street art found in the very same cities she photographs.