Craig LaRotonda | Artist Profile


Apparatus Obscura, revelationart.net. Acrylic, graphite, found paper fragments.

Craig LaRotonda is a painter, illustrator, and sculptor currently living and working in Buffalo, New York. LaRotonda received his BFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and studied with internationally renowned illustrator, Alan Cober. LaRotonda’s artwork features a distinct style, heavily influenced by Renaissance and Byzantine art, with a surreal, contemporary focus. His paintings feature futuristic, robotic human figures, often distorted or disfigured, and yet hauntingly beautiful. Other works have included a collection of “monkey paintings,” featuring primates in human situations, questioning the inherent animal nature within us all. LaRotonda finds inspiration in old magazine advertisements, antique photographs, religious art and icons, anatomy posters, and circus performers.

LaRotonda’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been featured in several publications, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Juxtapoz, and more. LaRotonda’s work has also appeared in five feature-length motion pictures, including Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic.

For more information on Craig LaRotonda and a gallery of his latest illustrations, paintings, and sculptures, visit his website. Follow him on Twitter for the latest updates on exhibits.

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