Artist of the Month: Roxanne Patruznick (Interview, Pt. 3)

Gummy and Unicorn by Roxanne Patruznick

Gummy and Unicorn by Roxanne Patruznick

What messages do you want people to receive from your art?

My current paintings are focused on narratives using candy and toys. Let’s just come out and say it, I paint gummy bears having sex. It felt very silly to me at first, something that made me laugh and feel like a kid. On the surface, not as seemingly deep as some of my previous work. Then I noticed other people having the same reaction as me.

Gummi Hump by Roxanne Patruznick

Gummi Hump by Roxanne Patruznick

The depth became about the work connecting with the viewer. My hope is that my work continues to make people smile, laugh or remind them to be a playful kid. Life is way too short to take ourselves too seriously and I believe that things that bring laughter and joy can be incredibly healing.

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Roxanne’s Bio:

” I was raised in Los Angeles and have been making art since I was a kid, always drawing, painting, and making up stories.  My influences derive not just from fine art, but from such diverse areas as film, music and performance. 

I attended California Institute for the Arts for animation and worked in the animation field for a number of years.  Animation proved to be a continuation of my education in drawing and design, while at the same time influencing the craft and narrative in my paintings.”

Check out more of her work HERE.

The last part of her interview will be up at Ladyblog on June 24th.

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