Daddy Are You Hiding Something From Me?
oil on panel
25 x 19 in.
I make art in order to process the outside world, to make sense of our surroundings, to make comparisons, and to circumscribe aspects of society. These observations give meaning and bring enjoyment to life. My work practice is multidisciplinary, although painting is the nucleus from which most of my projects grow.
Traditionally and historically significant materials and techniques are fascinating to me. However, the contemporary often finds its way into my work as I explore and exploit newer materials and techniques. The relationship of these materials within the same body of work provides commentary on the past while giving some indication as to the work’s place in time. I am continuously rotating between several unique bodies of work, each one evolving into a multifaceted point of view.
© Darren Oberto