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Bobby Rojas

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Los Angeles


surrealism, conceptual


Artist Statement

Bobby Rojas


I have always loved to create art because it is a way to unlock notions and imaginations of the mind to manifest reality. I find it important that I understand and nurture the development of communication of content through composition and placement of symbolic metaphors so that it will result with the viewer understanding the art, without interpretation from the artist or written word.

Before I create my art I read into books dealing with various subjects that are of my interest, combine my collected information and create an idea that reinterprets the assorted information. Then I sketch my ideas out numerous times until I reach a well compositional, translatable, and understandable artwork. The final sketch would be painted onto canvas-board with acrylic paint. I begin my art by laying out the background then add the forefront objects later. Dark tone colors for shadows are painted first adding layers of mid tones and bright tone colors last. Canvas-boards are my choice of canvas because it carries an all-around hard flat surface to paint on and it is easier to place in a frame if a particular piece needs one.

Previously I have created a series of paintings on the first wave Beat Generation poets and novelist, each painting with a head bust of a writer with surrounding elements related to the writers work. Another series of artwork blend elements of horror poster art with anxiety, depicting elements of indecision in a dark surrealist style. I’m currently communicating the conditions for the existence of propaganda by presenting the process and participants necessary to fulfill its existence. An artwork that best exemplifies this is my painting called Conditions for the existence of propaganda: average culture. In the art piece average culture is one component for propaganda to exist. My symbolic metaphor for society is a cycloptic bee hive, all information fed to the mouth of society. The metallic cords leading into the beehive are symbolic of propagandistic information distributed to society in order for it to be an average culture.

My goal as an artist is to further evolve my composition and placement of symbolic metaphors through my art. It is significant for me to understand and craft the content I paint on my artwork, my aim as an artist is to create my own ideas by continuing to read and feed my passion to learn. The end result of my goals would present the viewer with a comprehension of all content on my artwork without interpretation from me or from a written statement.

Recent Exhibits

Bobby Rojas participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2015 Geologic Timescale Interpretations
Avenue 50 Studio Annex
Dec, 2012 8x8 Benefit Auction
Avenue 50 Studio
Oct, 2012 From Equinox to Solstice: Reflections on a Mayan Calendar
La Galeria Gitana
Oct, 2012 Mad Monster Party Group Art Show
Van Eaton Galleries
Mar, 2012 Artists inspired by book “Harbinger”, group show and performances
The Hive Gallery & Studios
Dec, 2011 Francisco Letelier, Bobby Rojas
LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts
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