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 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!"


© 2012 Rigo Peralta Art Studios

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