Natalia Wrobel

"In my paintings, I create portals into liminal realms beyond our physical world. My paintings are about transformation- presenting disparate elements to seek harmony amidst chaos. I am interested in dualities, in the balance of opposites, and in optical illusions, particularly creating images that seem to be breaking apart and coming together at the same time and images that exist on the threshold of abstraction and representation. In my current work, I am inspired by mindfulness and flow, nature, cell structures and the idea of worlds within worlds. I believe in the power of simple moments and the emotional, visceral and transformational impact of color. My work is a meditation on celebrating life- the whole cacophony of it. I intend to create a powerful resonance on canvas, a felt, sacred space—one that encourages contemplation, inspiration, and a deep sense of presence in the viewer."

Natalia Wróbel is an artist based in Southern California after spending years in Boston, Amsterdam, and New York City. 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.