Artist Statement

Art is born through action and inner need.”

~Wassily Kandinsky

Concerning the Spiritual In Art; 1913

~At the Pala Lounge in Portland, OR: 2005~

As I travel between representational, documentary illustration and abstract, live art performance, my creative path has solidified beyond definition.  Each artwork created has been an evolution, a stepping-stone entry of progress, a process-oriented medicine for someone living in the 21st Century.  My image-making palette has been guided by the music and culture of past, present, and future.  I am compelled to voyage onward towards unknown challenges and exciting visions of the natural world.   My diverse works showcase a ‘rolling stone’ tendancy towards capturing a glimpse of truth in the mystery of life.

My travels abroad and within continue to influence my creative expression.  Studies in Comparative Mythology, Occult Mysticism, Art History, and World Religion have further shaped my world view.  Experience has taught me that I cannot take the paths that others have chosen, but must continue on my own way.  With that said, I must also acknowledge the inspiration from a host of 20th Century masters including: Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock, Tobey, Rauschenberg, Basquiat, and Grey.

My passion for archaeology, ancestry, physics, sacred geometry, alchemy, and shamanism are also key interests in my ongoing quest to express myself.  During my adventures in painting, collage, and performance, I have found the need for balance and acknowledgement of both extremes.

On one side I seek out abstract, primitive forms found in the recycled refuse of our society; on the other side I seek to capture the beauty and harmony of the material world of places and people.

My work travels from painting on canvas to junk constructions; from street performance statuary to participatory, collaborative events with music, painting, and poetry.  Art has been my companion as I travel across this world of colour; creating, exploring, and inventing.

~Aaron Voronoff, 2009


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