Friday, March 7, 2014

New Work from the Newport Beach Exhibition.

This was the introduction for the exhibit.  The images are below.

Robert’s latest work contains familiar figures such as bears and elephants projected onto open, natural landscapes. The figures in Robert’s paintings often serve as symbols for all creatures found in nature, including humans. These figures and symbols enable the viewer to explore what it means to be physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually part of the natural world.

Compared to Robert’s earlier paintings, this work is minimalist in style and uses broader and more delicate color gradients in a muted palette. The range of gradually differentiated color and the absence of obvious brushstrokes create subtle effects of light and dark, avoiding visual overstimulation and creating points of calm for the viewer. The presence of still space on the canvas lets the viewer rest and experience the paintings as if they themselves were the figures in the landscapes.

Robert hopes his latest paintings will provide a meditative counterpoint to the restlessness of hectic modern life and an opportunity for the viewer to reconnect with their inner self and the natural world around us.

Voyagers 2014

40” x 60” Oil on canvas

Wandering Clouds 2014

22” x 30” Oil on canvas

The Gloaming 2014

18” x 24” Oil on panel

Into Grace 2014

20” x 16” Oil on panel

Genesis #1 2014

24” x 18” Oil on canvas

Genesis #2 2014

48” x 36” Oil on canvas

The Convergence 2014

30” x 80” Oil on two canvases

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