Joseph Michael Todorovitch is a contemporary painter, immersed in figurative subject matter, who is exploring painting through the lens of a naturalist perspective. His paintings are searching for a breathing sense of light, space, time, and subtle narratives that are personal but allow the viewer to ponder and create meaning.
His concern for excellence of craftsmanship is balanced with a freedom to explore the playful side of paint application. He simultaneously pushes to create interest with surface abstraction and visual fidelity.
The concert of the technical narrative, along with the implied narrative of the subject matter, requires the viewer to complete the experience of a Todorovitch work of art.
Todorovitch is a contemporary painter who has always looked to the past to understand the future of his painting. Introduced to the idea of skilled draughtsmanship at an early age, he has been immersed in figurative art and has forged a body of imagery in California for the past twelve years.
By embracing fundamental principals of picture making, he works to develop paintings that are harmonious and innovative. While primarily figurative, his paintings aim to create a visual field of atmosphere, space, and light, while evoking subtle narratives within the viewers. His work draws people in from a distance, keeping interest through use of technical nuance and poetry in brushwork on the surface.
While he believes painting should be challenging to himself and the audience, he says, “A work of art should evolve intuitively from a marriage of experience and expression.” Working in California, Joseph Todorovitch aims to explore and express the present and future with paintings and sculpture that acknowledge the rich tradition of representational art.