Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Artist of interest Robert Schwartz


Robert Schwartz (1947-2000)

Robert Schwartz provides a portal into a world of emerging gay culture and social upheaval of the 1960s, seeking to expose truths about the human condition by depicting people involved in curious behaviors set in a world of his own invention.
 He painted detailed cross sections of a world where characters move about in the ironic overlaps of incongruous realities. With an intricacy often compared to that of medieval miniatures, each of Schwartz’s paradoxical narratives is expertly composed in a space rarely exceeding 10 inches wide—inviting close examination of his intriguing, yet revealing social scenarios. 

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