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Sharp, Broken Realism: Painting by Robert Porazinski


A painting of an oddly fragment bird on a blue backgroundAutomaton #2, acrylic on birch panel

Today’s featured artist is Robert Porazinski. Robert’s painting style expresses a sharp, broken realism. His paintings express their subject matter as similar to shards of glass or as melting, corrupted digital environments. In this process, the forms become distorted and sometimes ambiguous to the point where the work’s title is integral to grounding it in reality.

 

A painting of poppies distorted and meltingEuphoria II, oil on canvas

These sharp and bizarre styles work well when juxtaposed with softer, natural subject matter such as birds and flowers. Robert’s Pharmaceuticals series veers into the psychedelic, with the forms of brightly coloured pill capsules twisting and stretching until they become nearly abstract. 

 

A distorted painting of pill capsules and tabletsSide Effect II, oil on canvas

The artist has more recently been working on birch wood panels, drawing inspiration from sketches and collaged maquettes that he makes out of a variety of materials, including digital prints, architectural drawings and sculptural elements such as wire and feathers. The digital art influence is something that other artists on the website have also experimented with.

 

A front page screen capture of Robert Porazinski's websitewww.rporazinski.com


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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