About The Studio
Located in Los Angeles, Augustina Droze Mural Studio, Inc. specializes in the design, painting, and installation of fine residential, commercial, and public murals across the country and abroad. Los Angeles muralist and public artist Augustina Droze is the founder of the company, leading all projects and managing assisting artists.The studio also works with skilled fabricators and can create a custom design in mosaic or even metal! Projects range from small residential projects to a 365 foot long mural in the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Murals are either painted on site or on thin canvas or non-woven fabric that can be easily hung like wallpaper in interior or exterior locations by our professional installers. Non-yellowing UV deflecting varnish is applied to ensure that the mural will last for years to come. Call now to request a free consultation and design to see how Augustina Dropze Mural Studio can transform your space!
We focus on three areas: Commercial Murals | Residential Murals | Public Murals
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Augustina Droze is a painter and proprietor of Augustina Droze Mural Studio in Los Angeles, California. Augustina got her start painting in Cincinnati, Ohio as an oil painter and gradually transitioned to murals. Her studies took her around the world at a variety of universities including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, The University of Cincinnati, The Universidad de Barcelona, and The Universidad de Desarollo. For the past 9 years Augustina has been the lead mural artist for "Wine Cellar Innovations" (the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of custom wine cellars and wine racks) creating wine and vineyard themed murals for wine cellars in homes and businesses around the world. In her Chicago studio, Augustina has created dramatic large scale murals for residential and commercial clients across the country. Her murals focus heavily on the ideas of symbolism, color, contrast, and dramatic light with an emphasis on organic subject matter. Augustina's influences come from a variety of different genre's. However, the passionate murals of the Mexican mural movement (most notably Diego Riviera) and the realistic narrative murals of contemporary muralists including Jeff Zimmerman and John Pugh have helped to shape Augustina's style and scale. Clients range from prestigious families across the world, including royalty to commercial sponsors such as the Forbes Company. In addition to working in public, private, and commercial projects, Augustina works with under-priveleged youth and communities on art and mural projects across the country and in India.
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Artist Statement- Augustina Droze
I am a two dimensional artist who focuses primarily on mural painting. I find that the scale of a mural allows for increased expression and evokes a transitory response in viewers. Murals have the ability to relocate an onlooker and change one's perspective. I also feel that the accessibility of mural arts creates a large and robust viewing population which is often more diverse than that which frequents museums or galleries. Viewers are forced to face the art, make personal aesthetic and emotional judgments and move on.
When approaching a new project I listen closely to the views of my clients or sponsors, evaluate the space which it will be painted in, and draw on inner inspiration to execute the painting. Although each project varies in subject matter, I am always keenly focused on detail and quality. The mural should harmonize with the environment and tell the appropriate story. I am interested in natural and organic subject matter such as water, plants, and animals. Whenever possible I convey my messages through these natural elements. I like to use secondary colors and atmospheric techniques, and lots of reflections in my painting.
I am additionally currently turning my efforts towards using art to help impoverished communities. In projects here and in India I am helping to create and plan murals to increase literacy, fight homelessness and spread information about HIV prevention and treatment. Children and community members often work with me on these murals.
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