Paul Orzech’s approach to art is deeply rooted in the phrase, “Variety is the spice of life." Paul's work ranges from traditional Southwest bronze sculptures, to funky cutting edge bronze work, to unique modern steel creations. It is this variety of styles that makes every piece a fresh and original work of art. Paul was schooled in the avant-garde at Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. He was trained as a craftsman at a Tucson Arizona bronze art foundry. Paul’s work draws upon classical form but delivers these forms with a modern edge.
The heart of my artwork is expressed by the words: “Classical form with a modern edge." As an artist, I feel the need to incorporate the classic concepts of the human figure from the Ancient Greek and Italian Renaissance periods with the more message-oriented elements of today’s art. My belief in thebeauty and power of the raw human form is exquisitely celebrated in the classical forms of sculpture. The modern themes I treat in my art include female form, contemporary ideas of spirituality and love, and the all-consuming role time plays in our fast-paced American lives. There is a quiet strength in the combination of established classics and contemporary expression that demonstrates a smooth continuity of social history.