I am equal parts artist and beach bum: super passionate about art and surfing! After many years as an award-winning commercial photographer, I traded in a glorious career for autonomy as a visual artist. I build my concepts by mashing up genres and vintage images, capitalizing on the beauty that exists in the world. I do this by repackaging and recycling the beauty I see around me to tell a new story. I consider myself a curator of lost visual history.
Krovblit’s ever-evolving techniques combine traditional and new methods. Favoring a digital-analog process that begins in photoshop, Krovblit conceptualizes ideas that form blueprints that are used to create scalable, hand-cut collages. The individual layers are printed, cut by hand, then re-assembled and adhered to custom-built, birch panels, and sealed with resin. Krovblit often incorporates unconventional materials and techniques into his work, which allows him to expore new ideas and push the boundaries of collage.
Krovblit's collages reflect the world around him - triggered by the beauty he finds in art, society, nature and day-to-day life. Krovblit draws heavily on pop culture and historical pop culture. In particular, the work of Salvador Dali. The surreal and allegorical imagery spoke to him from a young age. An incredible photograph called ‘Dali Atomicus’, shot by Philippe Halsman (1948) initially compelled Krovblit to explore photography. Being pre-photoshop, and that it took 26 attempts to pull off the picture of a levitating Dali, with three cats flying through the air and more – the analog compositing aspects were awe-inspiring.
Hand-cut collage mural installation - Wynwood Miami