Cole Altuzarra


Cole Altuzarra is known for his boldly energetic abstract paintings. Physically and emotionally engaged with the action of his works, his creative process asks that his entire body be present and engaged in creation. Altuzarra rejects traditional mark making materials and opts for direct contact with his paintings; pushing and pulling medium to and from the surface of the canvas.

He is interested in and most concerned with the energy of creation; pulling up something from nothing and the process therein. The performative aspect of creation fascinates Altuzarra and it is this energy of the moment and the expression of raw emotion that is recorded on canvas as painting. His work becomes a vignette of its own fabrication. Altuzarra feels strongly that each of his paintings are best understood as objects.