Robert Maraziti is a painter, art director and former national level rugby athlete working in Weston, Florida. He earned his M.F.A. in painting at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in the creatively fertile San Francisco Bay Area as a painter and art director.
In 1989-1991 he was artist in residence in painting at the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. During the years spent in the Roaring Fork Valley he also served as the creative director and principal for a national design firm based in Aspen, Colorado.
Mr. Maraziti is the recipient of numerous national awards for excellence in design. His work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.
Why I am painting what I paint:
The thing that has driven me to paint representational the last few years is the need to engage with our shared human experience.
I often counterpoint man-made structures and objects with natural forms. My interest is in how we navigate our relationship with our environment. How man has put the earth out of balance and ways the planet is responding to those human inputs.
I have an affinity for water on the earth as both a metaphor for the human body and for the capacity of it to move us physically and spiritually.