Anthony Palocci Jr.
I am a still-life painter and use the objects in the world around me. This work is an ongoing conversation with painters who render their realities tactile in form and color. I build up the surface of my paintings in layers of different colors, often starting with a warm underpainting. By identifying how an object exists in space and in light, I can express the feeling I am looking for. Life can be ironic, depressing, or absurd, and it can quickly become fortuitous and exciting. What is consistent is the environment and the things we interact with on a daily basis.