This project was funded by a grant from Greater Columbus Arts Council awarded in December 2019. When traveling for the holidays I photographed atmospheric differences in each of three locations visited. When reviewing images taken after returning I realized that the experience of 'being' present at the locations might be impacted by the secondary digital color response and set out to use my memory to identify what I saw as the 'natural' color from that specific moment. The plain fact is to see how digital manipulation of reality these days is everyones' purview. Is it possible that this interaction with primarily square or rectangular screens of various dimensions could be having an evolutionary impact on how are brains are wired? Of the many things we take for granted, gravity, weather, time; it is the idea of color and it's mysterious properties that are the subject of this work.
My art work explores personal psychic, past-life and sensational experiences where colors and shapes create opportunities to sense other entities and the infinite possibilities in the universe. I am driven to employ a variety of techniques due to a relentless curiosity. I have spent my entire life among the muses with the mission of gathering knowledge and experience in an attempt to translate that art awareness into understanding and communicating my feelings and ideas about existence here on Earth. My diverse range of styles and variety presents a seemingly unfocused artistic journey, yet it is a natural extension of the continuous exploration of contemporary artistic experiences.
About Rick Borgia Artist, Musician, Producer
I am driven by the idea that color, shape and rhythm are more than features of reality; they are essential components of meaning shared collectively throughout mankinds evolution.
My interest in fine arts started with the drawings of DaVinci, Durer and Escher. Paintings on canvas and work with color came much later. I was awarded a full scholarship to CCAD in Columbus, Ohio in 1969, attending classes for several years. Eventually migrating to New York City where my creative interests included performing arts, conceptual projects and the creation, performance and production of music, all of which are on-going.
Currently living and working in Columbus, Ohio; dedicated to exploring the unique and myriad connections of science, business and society and ultimately my own potential for compassion and understanding through art.
With each and every creative effort I become keenly aware of certain aspects of the processes, styles and choices that are inherent in all endeavors. The excitement and challenge of beginning something new, seeing its development through many iterations and finally to the finished presentation stage. No matter if a painting, screenplay, musical score or business venture; all have data points that can be measured and compared. I began to see in a new way similarities in ancient works up next to contemporary ones; synchronicity in symphonic compositions and abstract expressionism, freestyle jazz and gesture drawing. Continuing to explore possibilities where art, data and culture intersect.
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