P.G. Gravele's collages and paintings are the culmination of almost two decades of research and consideration. Utilizing abstraction as a starting point, he incorporates a variety of influences and art practices into a style that he has termed "Neo-Traditionalism."
Beginning with an emphasis on formal concerns including symmetry, asymmetry, contrast, color, texture, line and pattern, Gravele creates artworks that are steeped in the past. Weaving, quiltmaking, silhouettes, sewing, and wax resists, all art forms from long ago, inform the plasticity of the painting, collage, and printmaking that center his work. Beginning with his childhood in western Michigan, through his art education in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and extending to his current residence in California's Bay Area, Gravele absorbs cultural design elements and incorporates them into his work.
Gravele is represented nationally and internationally and has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His works are found in many corporate collections and have been used in both film and television productions.