"I believe that art and design have become emotionless, meaningless, and, lifeless. My goal as an artist and designer is to bring emotion, meaning, and life into my work. Every single form, texture, color, and line I create has a deeper symbolic meaning behind it. Each and every piece tells its own unique story; a story fueled by true-life experiences and ethical viewpoints.
Art should serve a greater purpose than that of a decorator’s tool. Comparatively, design should consist of more than a money driven box; upholstered in linens. Fruitless, inconsequential, commercial goods flooding our homes… Consumers should feel enlightened by the artwork they hang, liberated by products they purchase, and cultivated by their surroundings."
- Gary Einloth (PiJ PoJ)
Gary Einloth was born in Denville, New Jersey in 1987. From a very young age, Einloth knew that his calling in life was to become an Artist. In May of 2011, Gary received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from New Jersey Institute of Technology. In the months that followed, the young artist went on to found his own company, “PiJ PoJ Design.” He began to custom-fabricate and manufacture his own furniture, lighting, and jewelry, with each of his unique designs being inspired directly by his painted and sculptural artwork. Later that May, the curator of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) donated a booth to Mr. Einloth; and, PiJ PoJ Design was featured at the Jacob Javits Center for the duration of this event. Since then, his work has been featured in NY Magazine (May 2011), on Curbed.com (May 2011), at Audible.com's Annual Gallery Showcase (March 2012), and recently exhibited in West Park Gallery, NYC, on the Rooftop of The Empire Hotel, NYC (November 2012), Rogue Space Gallery in Chelsea, NYC (February 2013), as well as, Artistrun Gallery, NYC (March 2014).
In contrast, to the more visually simplistic varieties of art, Einloth firmly believes that what lies behind the image, itself, is equally as important. His paintings are intended to take the observer on a journey, one, which is both optical and emotive in nature. Within his work, Einloth intuitively calls upon a broad range of symbolic imagery; thus, allowing his viewer to form his or her own unique connection with the image.