A Chicago native, Robert Porazinski studied at and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After many years of graphic design work, and sales and brand development for a long list of very impressive clients, Robert decided it was time for him to focus on his creative vision and getting it out to the world.
His work vacillates between the precise and methodical to painterly and intuitive. His hard-edge paintings take a fresh look at geometric abstraction. These works play with the illusion of dimension by pulling, stretching and morphing the rigid underlying vertical shapes into mutable and fluid compositions. His landscapes incorporate a variety of tools for mark making including palette knives, squeegees, brushes and string – and uses painting surfaces such as birch wood and polyester paper. The result of these combinations are visually rich, tactile and compelling images. “Both styles inform each other – they activate my left and right brain and keeps my artistic practice interesting.”
Robert’s work has been exhibited in many galleries, universities and institutions such as the University Club of Chicago, Lewis University, Chicago Art Source, Governors State University, C. Parker Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center, Evanston Art Center, Holly Hunt, Center on Halsted, Harold Washington Library, the Zhou B Art Center
and Gallery 19.