DENNIS BORRUSO

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

When did you realize that you were an artist?

It was around middle school age I started identifying as an artist and knew it was what I wanted to do. I was told I had artistic talent since kindergarten. I remember when someone in elementary school showed me how to draw a 3-dimensional cube by drawing a large square and an overlapping small square then connecting the corners. This pleased me to no end and from then on, I was always drawing. I did not call myself an artist at the time, I was just a kid that loved to draw and paint all the time.

Tell us about your artistic style?

I am not particularly concerned with fitting into a school or movement of art. Each creation is more a unique journey than a dogmatic response. I work in a mix of eclectic styles depending what I would like to convey with each image. My work ranges from very abstract to pure representational. Even if the work is a simplistic play on colors, I feel it should move the artist and say something to the viewer. While there is variability in stylistic approach, there is always a certain energy to my work that is definable as my own.

Does creating art help you heal?

The process can break you as well as heal you. Sometimes you’re in the flow of things. Sometimes you’re struggling through. There are a lot of ups and downs throughout any process. I think ultimately when you finish a piece and there is not one more thing you can do with it, yes there is completeness and healing going on there.

To learn more, please visit Dennis Borruso’s ARTDEX Profile.

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” Art is about life and our experiences. Some art is a mirror of our experience or it can create a new experience itself. I like to keep the creative process a new experience every time I create. This motivates me to start and keep going throughout. It can be new subject matter, materials, or even just a color palette outside my comfort zone. If it is not exciting for me it’s going to show in the finished piece.”
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