R. Groden's Work

Randy Groden's paintings ‘invite a mood of pure contemplation’ from the viewer; they are works of masterful skill and supreme aesthetic beauty. 

 Groden has a promising career. The artist is now a hot, emerging artist whose work sometimes sells for thousands of dollars, even his sketch’s and watercolors go for high prices.

Although this is precisely what makes the art market baffling to outsiders. The value of art of course depends on its aesthetic value; a picture you enjoy looking at on your wall. His paintings are classified as desirable by the art market.

Randy Groden began to paint when he was young. When he was 18 years old, he made a studio in his apartment and began to copy paintings that he would see in the Dallas Fine art Museum and in the art books he would collect to learn the various techniques of the masters he also was a student of a number of Fine Artists.

 He survived and paid his rent doing Oil Portraits and Caricatures around Dallas,TX, also Nashville,TN, Cincinnati,OH, St. Louis,MO and Atlanta, GA while drawing and painting to continue making a living. He then traveled to live and operate his own Gallery for a decade in tropical Hawaii. 

In pursuit of furthering his artistic knowledge Groden explored Lisbon, Portugal, Crete, Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Milos, and Rhodes Greece, Pompeii, Rome, The Vatican, Sicily, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Milan, Naples, and Bologna, Italy, Barcelona Spain and Monaco. 

Though he admits sharing a strong affinity for the work of Caravaggio, Groden does not consider himself a realist painter in the traditional sense. 

He paints real objects but, because of his utilization of certain contemporary techniques as part of the artistic process, the objects depicted are transported into a metaphysical, hyper-real context. 

What we see in a Groden painting is not ‘real’ because it is not what we would see were we to look with the naked eye - We see more. 

Groden shows us things more fully and more clearly than they appear to us in reality; everything is in focus, everything can be scrutinized. 

He allows us to notice every blemish and admire every curve of flesh in a piece of fruit or on a nude female form. 

Sometimes set against dramatic backgrounds of cloudy sky's, Or interesting interiors, the subject is lit from multiple angles, allowing for a full and objective appraisal of what we behold. 

Thus, what Groden shows us is, in his own words, a ‘Parallel World'.

 A universe familiar and beautiful to our eyes but, at the same time never seen on this earth before. 


 "I think they are the most beautiful and admired creatures on earth. Every aspect of the female species excites me from their soft, undulating curves and sensuous facial features to their flowing silky hair, along with their strength and intelligence, seemingly somtimes superior even to their male conterparts." 

Randy Groden

Created by Randy Groden