Coming to the gallery … Fabrizio Cruz!

EXHIBIT OPENS

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021

at 5 PM

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I was seven years old when my mother found me painting over her wedding dress.  It was a perfect blank surface!

I like experimenting by using uncommon mediums, up-cycled materials and, color. That is how I create my work. I like textures.  My characters for the most part emphasize the idea of no specific gender or race. Sometimes I specify gender when wanting to make a statement about something  to society, or if a commission requires it.

Some of my work is tactile for these two reasons.
1.  I want to include visually challenged people to experience my work.
2.  I want people to realize that what they are touching is some material that should be recycled to avoid more pollution into the environment.

I approach my Digital Art in the same way I do with my up-cycled work, using a process to create layers and textures to bring depth to it.  Working digitally has allowed me to find a great way to reduce my carbon footprint which has been my message though my “up-cycled” materials work anyway. So, I say that works perfectly for me.

When creating, my thought process is attached to a narrative. “I don’t just paint, I tell a story.”

 

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