For his Stasis series Chris Dorosz selects figure groupings gathered from media streams of people that drive the social, technological, and political forces shaping our society. In an impulse stemming from his Tourette Syndrome, he translates the information into droplets of paint suspended on clear vertical rods. These three-dimensional, photo-inspired objects visually slip between painting and sculpture almost coalescing, but ultimately thwarting clarity and definition. Paint becomes the building blocks that make up the human body (DNA) or even its mimetic representation (the pixel) while the figures stand as avatars for ideas, attitudes and beliefs depending on the narratives from which they are drawn. This ongoing series continues the artist’s interest in polarities, the nature of reality and perception, pervasive media, and inexorable human flow.
Dorosz is a Canadian-American artist who divides his time between San Francisco and Winnipeg, Canada. He holds a master’s degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Designwork and has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Canada, including: the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum and the Plug-In Gallery in Winnipeg, the Royal College of Art in Edinburgh, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem and Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax.