Brota Oroian, Madison Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement My name is Brota Oroian and I was born in the Summer of 1974 in San Antonio Texas. My Mother, Valaya Wongchee is from Thialand and my father, Jeffery Oroian is Armenian/American.
I took an interest to drawing at an early age. I was often not interested in other studies,but leaned toward the more creative ones. I spent a lot of my free time copying pictures from my favorite comic books and in school was greatly impacted by my art teachers. In my 9th grade Master Art class, pencils were not allowed and therefore encouraged me to try every media. Crayons, then watercolor, acrylic, lithography, scultpture, print, ceramics, pastels. I loved exploring all the different medias trying to find my own way.
It was the encouragement to try new medias that led me to buy my first airbrush in 1990. I taught myself various airbrush techniques by observing a pair of airbrush artists in the mall.
After Highschool I attended the Art institute of Dallas and began working on amature 3D and webwork projects. Following art school I began working as a sign designer and was hired as the graphic designer for Fastsigns in Dallas Texas. While doing a simple backpainted sign (a clear plexiglass where vinyl and spraypaint are applied to the backside), I came up with my niche. After painting on scraps of plexiglass that I took home, eventually became what you see today.
I paint on the reverse side of clear acrylic sheeting. I start with pencils and after that the painting process is not planned or structured. Rather the painting process is impulsive and sometimes brash like my true personality. This adds an unpredictable quality to my work that makes you relate to the paintings as you would an individual. From first glance they seem rather simplistic but if you really look you'll see it's genuine nature. My inspirations are balance, love and energy and are the realities of my life. I appreciate when people tell me what my art is to them. After all, beauty and art is in the eye of the beholder.