I use near-parallel lines to explore theoretical spaces--spatial, mathematical, emotional, and philosophical. I lay them down with paint and ink, pen and brush, on monotype or painted backgrounds. My lines explore concepts such as the intersection of order and disorder, and relationships between independently coherent spaces.
The June 2018 Fun with Lines show reflects my journey over the past 18 months to find a larger and more colorful platform for my lines, to give them more space to breathe. I started experimenting with canvas, drawn to its roughness and the earthy dreaminess it gave the lines. But I found myself missing the more ruly and tightly related lines of earlier in my journey. Wood panel with latex paints provides a platform for both color and black & white, for order and freedom both. The paint and ink intersect to give life to the lines.
Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Robert is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville, CT. He has also shown his art at River Street Gallery in Fair Haven CT; Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook Brooklyn (Certificate of Recognition); Catalyst Gallery in Beacon NY; City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT; offices at 2 Whitney Grove Square and Janney Montgomery Scott in New Haven CT and the NE Medical Group building in North Haven; as well as at New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios.
When not creating lines, he provides in-house legal support to Yale University’s research scientists, negotiating contracts and handling compliance issues.
His work may be seen online at