Bonfire of the Vanities by Alex Sobolta, Oil on Canvas
20 x 16"
ALEX SOBOLTA BIO
I’m a self-taught artist living and working in Hoboken, New Jersey. All my life I’ve sought outlets for creative self expression through writing, drawing, painting, film, and photography. For the past seven years painting has become my primary focus, and my most satisfying artistic endeavor. I work with a combination of oils, acrylics, ink, and spray paint on canvas in an abstract expressionistic style I’ve yet to identify with its own “ism”. I began publicly showing my work in 2016 to overwhelmingly positive reviews and have since participated in numerous curated shows, completed several commissions, and have established a small following of collectors.
I see art as a window and a mirror; revealing something deeply personal about the artist, while reflecting truths universal to us all. I’m deeply inspired by the ever-evolving human condition, often pondering where we, as a species, have been and where we are going. I’ve found that the subjective yet expressive nature of abstraction is the ideal method for me to explore these complex themes. The titles of my work, though often intentionally cryptic, are carefully chosen, referencing historical, cultural, scientific, metaphysical, and philosophical ideas. Each piece is a silent dialogue, an attempt to capture and convey the spirit of an infinite dynamic moment that is at once converging toward and diverging from form, prompting the observer to provide Meaning by examining themselves and society as a whole within the context of the long-arch of humanity.