“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
– Michael John Bobak
Michael John Bobak is a digital artist who is, in many circles, more known for this quote than his art. But this is a shame, as his art is a totally sublime example of this quote: unconventional, yet influenced by so many of the familiar symbols of our time, his pieces are often dizzying digital collages (using a technique he calls “smearing”).
Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re surreal, and often they’re uncomfortable. But if art – like anything else – is to progress, it’s going to take place outside the comfort zone.