Robert Stolzer

"Even when something is totally obliterated, I try to maintain a sense that the history of that mark or image is right there under the surface, just as people carry so much just under their surfaces."

Each of Rob Stolzer's paintings is the product of a delicate balancing act between his own intuition and issues of form - too conscious of the formal and the painting becomes stale, too intuitive and the artwork lacks direction. In order to successfully walk this thin line, Stolzer paints mostly with his hands. While allowing his intuition to emerge, he consciously keeps track of the form during the application of each layer of translucent glaze.