"In my paintings, I create portals into liminal realms beyond our physical world. I reference mindfulness philosophy, neural networks, elements from nature, particle cosmology, and ancient architecture to elicit meditative abstractions. I am interested in dualities: order vs. chaos, dark vs. light, density vs. breathing, and in the coexistence of opposing forces as a metaphor for the endurance and adaptability of the human spirit. Making paintings for me is more than creating a physical object. Through my paintings, I explore the uncharted territory between active and passive, thought and intuition. The process of painting is a moving meditation, a search for resolution. I believe in the resonant beauty of simple moments and the emotional, visceral and transformational impact of color."
Natalia Wróbel is an artist based in Encinitas, CA after spending time in New York City, Boston, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Wrobel studied Studio Art and Art History at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She furthered her study at the Lorenzo de'Medici Institute in Florence and then the New York Studio School (NYSS). She received the NYSS Mercedes Matter Fellowship in 2012, and the Murray Art Prize in 2015. In 2017, Wrobel completed a painting residency at the Berlin Art Institute. Her work has been featured at international art fairs including Art Basel: Miami, Texas Contemporary, and Art SouthHampton and has been an official selection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and MassArt Auction. Her paintings have been featured in publications in the US and Europe, in coursework at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and are included in public and private collections around the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Wrobel's work is represented by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, MA.