Natalia Wrobel

I consider my paintings portals into liminal realms beyond our physical world. They are inspired by what exists within and beyond visible structures and loosely reference neural networks, biomorphic and architectural forms. First, I establish the conditions all-over the canvas, utilizing the natural movement of my body to create a foundation for the painting, which I call a “sacred scaffolding”. I then dive into the composition and attempt to resolve the chaos. I hope to make paintings that seem alive—at one glance still, at another moving—with forms coming together and breaking apart at the same time. I am interested in the stages of transformation from one state of being into another - onset, in the midst, and passing through. The paintings celebrate the synergy of disparate elements and interconnectedness of micro and macro, density and spaciousness, physical and immaterial. I am passionate about color, diving into the unknown, systems theory, and creating sacred spaces.

“Her most powerful work instinctively explores the shifting line between order and chaos and the battle between darkness and light in the worlds she creates...and the world we live in.”- W.D. Richter