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Bobby Rojas

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Conditions for the existence of propaganda: Ideology, 2010 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 11" X 14"
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Conditions for the existence of propaganda: Information, 2010 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 4" X 6"
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Conditons for the existence of propaganda: Average culture, 2010 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 4" X 6"
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Network conditioning of digital technology, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 5" X 7"
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Integrated Modern Propaganda on the worker, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 16" X 20"
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The Orchestrating Propagandist, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 16" X 20"
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A mass of individuals identifying technology #1, 2007 Acrylic Paint on Canvas 14" X 18"
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A mass of individuals identifying technology #2, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 11" X 14"
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A mass of individuals identifying technology #3, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 11" X 14"
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The Undecided Individual, 2007 Acrylic Paint on Canvas 12" X 16"
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Individual unable to understand the unknown #1, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 11" X 14"
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Individual unable to understand the unknown #2, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 11" X 14"
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Allen Ginsberg, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 8" X 10"
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Jack Kerouac, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 8" X 10"
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Gregory Corso, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 8" X 10"
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Sewer rat, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Panel 8" X 10"
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Unpleasant surprise, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board 8" X 10"
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Abysmal Realm, 2006 Acrylic Paint on Canvas 16" X 20"
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Late Night Crossroads, 2006 Oil Paint on Canvas 16" X 20"
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Collapsed Decision, 2006 Oil Paint on Canvas 14" X 18"
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Abdominal Overload, 2006 Acrylic Paint on Canvas 12" X 16"
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Nervous Self Statue, 2006 Acrylic Paint on Canvas 10" X 30"
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Accepted Suggestive Ignorance, 2006 Oil Paint on Canvas 16" X 20"
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Far reaching grasp, 2006 Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board 21" X 34.5"
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Mad Monster Party Dracula, October, 2012 Acrylic on Wood 10 X 10" © Bobby Rojas 2012
Quick Facts
Birth year
1985
Lives in
Alhambra
Works in
Los Angeles
Tags
surrealism, conceptual
Statement

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.