Artist
Mia DelCasino San Diego, California

Mia DelCasino is a photographer from San Diego, California whose portfolio of minimalist shoreline photography offers a soothing sense of peace in modern times. Her photographs embody a moment of stillness with strong lines, monochromatic color schemes, and her signature intentionally-blurred ocean horizon. Her images have a living quality to them - as if with an inhale, they draw viewers in, hold them for a moment in stillness, and then release them back into the world. To create a piece, Mia first selects a mood and feeling, then visits multiple locations, patiently seeking the exact angle that "feels right.” After shooting on location, she returns to the small studio in her home which is the physical manifestation of her artistic style - neat, minimalist, and with a view out onto the ocean. She cites one of her influences as the American painter Mark Rothko, whose paintings share an engrossing atmosphere with Mia’s photographs. Mia has a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Art and Media Communications. Her photographs are held in private and corporate collections, including Barclays Capital in NY, Shumway Capital in NY, Bridge Bank in Menlo Park, and UC San Diego among others.

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    About The Artist

    Mia DelCasino is a photographer from San Diego, California whose portfolio of minimalist shoreline photography offers a soothing sense of peace in modern times. Her photographs embody a moment of stillness with strong lines, monochromatic color schemes, and her signature intentionally-blurred ocean horizon. Her images have a living quality to them - as if with an inhale, they draw viewers in, hold them for a moment in stillness, and then release them back into the world. To create a piece, Mia first selects a mood and feeling, then visits multiple locations, patiently seeking the exact angle that "feels right.” After shooting on location, she returns to the small studio in her home which is the physical manifestation of her artistic style - neat, minimalist, and with a view out onto the ocean. She cites one of her influences as the American painter Mark Rothko, whose paintings share an engrossing atmosphere with Mia’s photographs. Mia has a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Art and Media Communications. Her photographs are held in private and corporate collections, including Barclays Capital in NY, Shumway Capital in NY, Bridge Bank in Menlo Park, and UC San Diego among others.

    Artist Statement

    We are all in search of peace in some aspect of our lives. It is a universal desire that in today’s world it seems difficult for most people to find. This series of photographs communicates the calmness and tranquility that I feel we need so desperately.

    The intention of my work is to create pause…a moment of stillness where the mind stops spinning and anxiety rests just enough to fade from its sharpness and clarity. My work is still, quiet, introspective and represents true freedom. Each image is a meditation in which I can “hear” silence and immerse myself in its harmony. It is a hyper-focus on a moment that made me pause…a visual that took me in, held me for a moment and then gently let me go.

    The work is intended to relieve tension and create breathing space. Elimination of visual distractions in each image leaves a respite for the viewer to let go, find clarity or simply just surrender. I feel that a deep breath, a moment of silence and feelings of pure serenity are gifts in life. In my work, I hope to give viewers that visual gift.

    Corporate Collections
    - Barclays Capital - New York, NY
    - Shumway Capital - New York, NY
    - University of California - San Diego, CA
    - Limerock Partners - Stamford, CT
    - Bridge Bank - Menlo Park, CA
    - LaVita RX - San Diego, CA

    Artist Background

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Arts, 1989

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

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