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I am self taught, let's get that out of the way. Never went to art school or took computer classes with the sole exception of a semester at the Evening School of Art at the Boston Museum in MA for a sculpture workshop.
I started my career as a visual artist - back in the days - grabbing pencil and paper, drawing people most of the time. My experiments eventually led to oil and acrylic paint on canvas. I tried installations, mural paintings, mixed media and some silk screening. All these before the arrival of computers and graphic programs.
The great advantage of Adobe Photoshop is that I got away from canvases, brushes, paints, scaffolds and everything else I needed to make art but a laptop. An extra perk is that I can work quicker and leaner accomplishing results very unique to this tool.
If there is some consistency in my artwork is subject matter which have always been social stratification, politics, religion, sexuality and rooting for the underdog. All very human issues nothing esoteric or hard to relate to. The definition of my art nowadays is the representation of my opinion on the subjects mentioned through pictorial means. I intend my work to have a message.
My work with computers started around 1991 during the early years of the public Internet. In 1995 I began working at the Computer Center of Trinity College in Hartford, CT on an outreach program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts providing Internet access to arts organizations in the city.
Some years later I became the official first Webmaster of the college time I spent as such until 2007 when I left the school on an adventure to Chile.
Integrating my ability in visual arts and websites was a natural thing to do after I got acquaintance with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Tito Victoriano is a 1995 Master Teaching Artists from the former State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts.