March 3-31, 2017
Jose Roberto: The Art of Surrealism
Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
When I was a little boy, I put my hand in a meat grinder and lost most of my left arm. That was the beginning of my life as an artist. The loneliness and isolation I experienced during childhood now allow me to delve into the deepest realms of my emotions and release them at will onto the image. My subjects are usually emotionally-charged themes brought about by my own life experiences.
My paintings are influenced by my love of architecture, graphic novels and the great masters. Painting gives me the freedom to delve deep within myself and connect with the side that most people try to keep repressed. I want viewers to say, “I’ve been in that same emotional place.” The act of painting is a collection of my thoughts, energy and experiences. Painting allows me to focus on myself, listen to my inner voice and sort my feelings out. You can love my paintings or hate them, but if they move you then I have done that which I set out to do as an artist, I have touched you deep within your soul, and in the end, that is all that really matters. For more information, visit http://www.joseroberto.com/.