Conjuring images from inside, that cannot be found or explained with words. From the start of the work there is little to no plan for the end result. Predominantly using metal as a canvas, it imparts a feeling of a cold, hard, engineered material, contrasting organic images. Always trying to intertwine my own consciousness with the natural world, which leads to very unnatural images, mirrors of myself, between the psychological and the physiological, and the decomposition of both.


Biography:
Oren Goppert, born in 1974, resides in New Paris, Indiana. Working in oil, acrylic, charcoal, and wood, he puts few limitations on himself. His experiences while attending Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. in the early 90s, traveling to Rijksmuseum in 2000, and being predominately self-taught, have given him a great sense of accomplishment.
He has been accepted multiple times into the competitive Regional Exhibition of The Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN., part of the Outsider Art show in Indianapolis, IN., The juried Berry Global Inc. Art Competition, and the Art and Social Justice exhibition at the Colfax Center, South Bend, IN. Through exhibitions, competitions, galleries, and word of mouth, he has developed a diverse group of collectors.