Jane Ianniello is a Brisbane-based artist who is currently painting “noirscapes” – dramatic works of art that appropriate the black and white publicity stills from Hollywood movies of the 1940s and 50s and transform them by using arbitrary colours and incongruous and sometimes bizarre settings.


I am inspired by the drama and glamour of Hollywood movies of the 1940s and 50s, especially Film Noir thrillers which explore the dark side of human consciousness - greed, paranoia, lust, and revenge. My paintings aim to unsettle the viewer and create a mystery for them to solve. I achieve this by juxtaposing two incongruous images - such as a glamourous movie actress in a murky sickly yellow-green swamp.