Artist Statement

"My artwork represents the push and pull between humanity and machinery.  I express this complex relationship with textures and brushstrokes within the human anatomy interlocked with mechanisms of cogs and wheels.  I blend a rich palate of paints drawn from my ancestral Latino traditions to provide a panorama of compositions where classic meets abstract."

 

"This artistic approach is unpredictable and gives me the opportunity to discover hidden anatomical forms as if a ghost were rising from nothing on the canvas.  I then work to combine the mechanical forms as part of an organic transition.  This final product I refer to as conditioned surrealism.  That is, an awakening of the subconscious as it invites you to explore a series of hidden elements on the canvas that can alter your perception over and over with each viewing.  My hope is for the viewer to become a part of the canvas’ stories in my creations!"

 

"My artwork represents the push and pull between humanity and machinery.  I express this complex relationship with textures and brushstrokes within the human anatomy interlocked with mechanisms of cogs and wheels."

"This artistic approach is unpredictable and affords me the opportunity to discover hidden anatomical forms as if a ghost were rising from nothing on the canvas.  I then work to combine the mechanical forms as part of an organic transition.  This final product I refer to as conditioned surrealism."

That is, an awakening of the subconscious as it invites you to explore a series of hidden elements on the canvas that can alter your perception over and over with each viewing.  My hope is for the viewer to become a part of the canvas’ stories in my creations!"

                               - Rigo Peralta