Description Beartropolis Mixed media painting on canvas board 32 in. x 48 in.RD Riccoboni. 2019As the Gay neighborhoods seem to become more and more gentrified, homogenized and fully integrated into the mainstream experience we often ask ourselves. Where has the Queer Population gone? After one comes out where do you go? Why the fictional city of Beartropolis of course, the LGBTQ+ megalopolis located in a secret Southern California valley Just North of San Diego only accessible via Interstate I69 or RuPaul International Airport.Beartropolis with its affordable (but not for long, because we make everything so darn gorgeous) welcoming cities boroughs, hamlets and darling suburbs and unimaginably perfect mass transit system named after LGBTQ+ Slang and community Icons. The Urban oasis was founded by the Bear community back in the day after Chers actual last tour, Beartropolis is open to all. For a brief time one can experience Beartropoliss Queer fabulousness in this flyover aerial map created by noted and celebrated LGBTQ+ San Diego artist RD Riccoboni. If you were to live in Beartropolis where would it be? Perhaps a lovely home with a view of majestic Mt. Saint Freddie or in a swank condo near the emerald tranquility of the Judy Garland National Forest or living in a high-rise in The Dragstrip or perhaps an area that is not on the map yet as there are still many unincorporated areas many near good theater with ample free parking.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California and is a member of the historic arts colony at Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park San Diego.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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