2004-11   click to enlarge

“ James Pustorino synthesizes science fiction, comic books, Abstract Expressionism and psychedelic art, all in the service of approximating the profound mystery of existence. A mythic narrative about a being born into space, where he 
struggles to understand his surroundings and purpose. It's the sort of existential crisis everyone inevitably faces, but Pustorino translates that mental anguish into physical upheaval, as this particular being is born, like a star, in outer 
space, amid planets and darting rockets. “
- John Motley, The Oregonian.


limbo -2011-13  narrative works on paper- Six individual drawings connected in vertical pairs.
The Limbo drawings use graphic, narrative, form to explore a place that is between here and there, where memory and myth meet.


Limbo 1-
If you close
your eyes,
maybe they
won't see you
mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"


Limbo 2-
the light is
invisible
mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"


Limbo 3-
I can't get
back the
same way I
got here

mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"


Limbo 4- like
a place I had
known before

mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"


Limbo 5-
Don't worry

mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"


Limbo 6-
Here for Now

mixed media 
on paper
48" x 66"