Frank Trozzo is an award winning Napa Valley artist and designer. He has used his artistic talents in many different fields, including bronze sculpture, jewelry, and digital design. He started painting and drawing at a young age, studied art in college with further art studies in Europe. He has an interest in history and all aspects of the human mind. He is inspired by nature and the works of Carl Jung as well as artists throughout history who studied the inner landscape.
His work can be seen at the Art Gallery Napa Valley on First St., and at the Jessel Gallery in Napa.
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We make art to foster understanding, to impart knowledge, to change the world. Art connects us. It expresses our condition, our beliefs, our hopes and fears. In a time filled with anxiety and hardship, there are fleeting moments of beauty, of wonder and a sense of something deeply profound; a hidden force that moves the world.
“Mind Palace” is my latest painting.
The mind palace refers to a method of memorization that has been used since ancient times to allow people to pass knowledge down through generations and keep the details true using the spoken word.
Each chamber holds a story that is remembered by association.
I combine my skills and iconography. The purpose of the painting is to show a vision of the inner world of the mind. It took eight months of planning, and four weeks to paint the picture. The challenge in creating the painting was to bring small details to a large format using multiple images that give the viewer’s eye something to explore and contemplate. Part of that challenge was to use vibrant colors, symbols and architypes to capture the imagination.
Expressing yourself lets you join with this creative force. In this moment the world falls away and nothing exists except the work. A myriad of decisions confront and confound you, and then there is the joy of completing it and learning something new. It is a mystery, catharsis and a revelation.
I make art to communicate this, to share with people, to learn new things.
In France I studied the ancient cave art and followed in this tradition with my animal paintings to show the spirit within. I have a deep love and respect for the creatures that share our world.
The color of music series is meant to show what music would look like if you could see it. I paint still lives and landscapes to practice technique and learn new ways of seeing. It helps coordinate my hand and my eye. The figures I’m painting now are images of people who changed the world through art, music or science. Sometimes I just want to paint something surreal. There are different styles. I know it is important for an artist to have a consistent body of work, but I have fun painting what I want. I’m able to create a world of my own. That is when I am the most happy.