R.L. (Bob) Borucki was born in Philadelphia and lived most of his life in the area. Although Bob always had an interest in the Arts, it wasn’t until after high school and several years in the U.S. Army he began formal studies. He received his Bachelors Degree at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). He continued his studies at the Fleischer Memorial (in Figure Studies) and at the Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, during which time he exhibited regularly in the Philadelphia area.
For many years Bob has lived in Jenkintown, PA and worked in product design and portraiture, putting his “serious” work on the back-burner until, after nearly two decades, he returned to actively pursue his personal work and resume exhibiting in the early 200′s, bringing his years of experiences in the “real world” with him to draw from.
his current work explores a whimsical, dense, surreal world – partially childlike, partially neo-jungian archetype. At time the work verges on Balinese mythic painting and at others brings up memories of Hieronymus Bosch in its intensity. He is working nearly exclusively in gouache and ink on large watercolor paper, which he says forces him to remain present in the work at all times.
Bob has also completed a fascinating (as yet unpublished) biographical novel, “Bridesburg Revisited”, based on his early years in Philadelphia.