Joel D’Orazio began his career as an architect, during 25 years that was his passion but recently he discovered his heart in art, painting on panels and creating mixed media works, sculpture, and digital art using found and donated objects.
The artist states: “My artistic vocabulary is devoid of obvious symbols and messages, I do not intend to tell a story or render a recognizable form. For me, the process of creating is a meditative exercise. Though the images are generated spontaneously, recurring themes of movement and form can be found. My three dimensional works will at times possess a sense of content or a relationship to historical themes, though only in an abstract sense.”
Joel D’ Orazio incorporates new synthetic materials such as cables, tubes, and strings into the design of modern, and often iconic chairs. His instinct leads him to stay with their original shape but wrap them in a firm, expressive, and textured skin of various materials to create a new volumetric piece.