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Robin Harlow

My work has an ambiguity that combines 19th century Victorian imagery with contemporary surrealism. When I work, I am unencumbered by social restrictions, I allow myself to paint freely what I want, the way I feel it. While blending a … Read More

By / December 19, 2008

My work has an ambiguity that combines 19th century Victorian imagery with contemporary surrealism. When I work, I am unencumbered by social restrictions, I allow myself to paint freely what I want, the way I feel it.

While blending a sense of the absurd I ponder such issues as emotional isolation, longing, and the psychological vividness of childhood. I explore the density and despair of a nightmare as I expose the vulnerability of my own childhood as well as the nightmares and dreams of my youth.

My work is marked with a profound and sweet sadness that is offset by the richness and beauty that vivid color, pattern and texture have to offer.

I am fascinated by the act of seeing and by the process in which visual information is understood. As I paint dreams, my desire is to draw attention to the illusions that provide our lives with wonder.

 

Check out www.harlowgallery.com.