In my work I reflect on the inherent potential of creation itself by combining raw elements into a convoluted whole. The idea of multiple possibilities present at the beginning of the creative process, that empty space, the nothingness that leads to any outcome, is a key aspect to my work. Rather than arraying systematically I explore the concept of Universal creative force by finding order within chaos until subtle patterns surface. I like to use media that has evolved from elemental sources -like rubber, natural yarn, mineral mill and flakes- and develop them further combining them to change their application, texture and appearance altogether. I believe in the notion “as above, so below” where parallels can be drown from the macro to the micro, as well as the interconnectedness of matter and I like to portray that in my paintings, which evoke space themes or could be equally seen as microscopic imaging.
Andre Pagano was born in 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his formal art training at 6 and spent all his childhood in artists’ ateliers up until his BA in Fine Arts in 2005. Upon graduation he continues to apprentice for senior artists while further developing his own craft. After traveling and compiling diverse life and work experiences, he moves to NYC. Currently he lives and paints in his studio in Brooklyn.