Rob Porazinski

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Nature and the influence of technology are the inspiration for my work. Transformation and mutability are recurring themes and are often depicted through the distortion of the subject or variations within a series of paintings. An accumulation of informational fragments, both organic and manufactured, are components in creating often visually complex paintings that address our relationship with nature.
While my work is based in representation, the surreal and abstract qualities create ambiguities which invite a dialogue for interpretation. These characteristics are inherent in the work of early and mid 20th century artists for whom I have an affinity and continually reference in my paintings, citing the history of abstraction and graphic surrealism throughout my body of work.