Robert Maciel is a self taught multimedia artist living in Portland, Oregon. His work utilizes media learned from an upbringing split between remodeled homes, job sites and his family’s door shop. Ultimately, across the physical and digital formats he uses, Maciel explores how each of us is worn and shaped by experience in the same way that the fixtures in our lives are worn through use. With an approach largely grounded in expressionism, Maciel opts to consider mark making from moment to moment. What feels right feels right and is done out of necessity and impulse. His works are textural fields of experience, tools with which to reflect on decisions made and their consequences.