Craig LaRotonda has developed an incomparable brand of work using a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, gold leaf, wood, paper, wax, and found-objects to create paintings and sculptures imbued with deep emotion and superb craftsmanship.
LaRotonda’s richly layered paintings are provocative; his signature iconic style is reminiscent of Renaissance and Byzantine art. His surreal figurative work possesses a dark narrative and grotesque elegance. These distorted creatures are captured in a timeless space — surviving the brutality and beauty of existence. Craig's ability to make deformities and oddities become aesthetically magnificent is what makes his art so unique.
Craig's artwork graces the walls of famous homes including collectors in France, Germany, Norway, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Through his relationship with Film Art LA, his distinctive art appears prominently in Television and five feature-length motion pictures - including the Academy Award winning film “Traffic” directed by Steven Soderbergh and the 2010 release “The Other Guys” staring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
LaRotonda’s striking and unique illustrations have been featured in Time Magazine, Playboy, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, The Progressive, The New York Times and numerous other publications. His work has received awards from the Society of Illustrators (in New York and Los Angeles), Communication Arts and Print Magazine.Exhibitions include solo shows in, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Paris.