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Karina Gentinetta Paintings

American

Like many creatives, Karina Gentinetta’s road to success wasn’t a straight line. Before she became a prolific abstract painter of mesmerizing, charged works in acrylics, pencil, oil pastels and charcoal, she was a lawyer.

Born in Buenos Aires, Gentinetta and her siblings fled with her parents during Argentina’s Dirty War, when thousands of people were killed or forcibly disappeared by the government. The Gentinettas arrived in New Orleans, where Karina later graduated from Tulane University Law School. She initially wanted to major in art, but her cautionary parents — her father drove a taxi in New Orleans — urged their bright daughter to study something more practical.

She practiced law for 13 years before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, destroying her and her husband’s home. Gentinetta found herself at a fork in the road: law or art? She chose the latter. She also began to nurture her interest in the beauty of vintage objects and how they could be reborn, opening a shop for antique furniture. Some of her earliest paintings were made to complement her antique presentations.

Inspired by artists like Cy Twombly and Franz Kline, Gentinetta’s abstract paintings — typically pale canvases with calculated bursts of color — are emotional. Others bear a more stark palette of black and white with intense and sometimes graphic strokes. Gentinetta often uses materials that one might find at a construction site, like wall plaster and house paint, symbolically and tactilely responding to how her city was wrecked but has endured. Her collectors have included Courtney Love Cobain, and in 2016 she collaborated with RH Modern on a limited-edition series. Gentinetta’s work tells a unique story that does not end after a glance.

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Artist:Karina Gentinetta
"Form Over Function" Black and White Abstract Painting with Plaster Relief, 2020
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"Form Over Function", 2020, 48" x 72". This is an original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in Elle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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Plaster, Charcoal, Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Carbon Pencil

"No Holding Back I and II" Acrylic, Pencils Abstract Paintings in Black & White
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"No Holding Back I and II" 2021, 60" x 48" each. Pair of large vertical abstract paintings (diptych) consisting of acrylic and pencils by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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Acrylic, Carbon Pencil

"Aubergine" Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Pencils Plum Purple Abstract Painting 72x108
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"Aubergine" 2021, 72" x 108", oversized horizontal abstract painting consisting of acrylic, pencils, and oil pastels on canvas by Argentine-born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil

"No Holding Back I" Acrylic and Pencils Abstract Paintings in Black White 60x48
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"No Holding Back I" 2021, 60" x 48". Large vertical abstract paintings consisting of acrylic and pencils by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in Elle Decor, the New ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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Acrylic, Carbon Pencil

"If These Walls Could Talk" Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Pencils Abstract 72x72 Square
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"If These Walls Could Talk" 2021, 72" x 72" oversized acrylics and pencils abstract work on canvas by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in Elle Decor, the New York Ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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"No Holding Back II" Acrylic and Pencils Abstract Paintings in Black White 60x48
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
"No Holding Back II" 2021, 60" x 48". Large vertical abstract paintings consisting of acrylic and pencils by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in Elle Decor, the New...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Karina Gentinetta Paintings

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"Nuit" Acrylic and Plaster Textured Black Abstract, 2021, 72"x48
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Karina Gentinetta paintings for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Karina Gentinetta paintings for sale. You can also browse by medium to find art by Karina Gentinetta in acrylic paint, carbon pencil, paint and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Karina Gentinetta paintings, so small editions measuring 48 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Ann Shogren, Silvia Poloto and Ford Crull. The price for these items starts at $9,450 and tops out at $25,100 on 1stDibs, while the average work can sell for $12,550.

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