Born in Berea, Ohio to an art teacher mother and Scottish immigrant father, Chris Robb has lived in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now works and resides in Winter Park, Florida.
Chris graduated from the University of Central Florida in the spring of 1980 and immediately moved to the vibrant 80’s art scene of the Lower East Side of New York. The first shows he participated in were group shows at the iconic Club 57 that also included work from Keith Haring, who curated the shows, Jean Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and many others.
While in New York Chris also secured a grant from the Committee for the Visual Arts and had his first gallery show at PS 122.
Robb’s paintings deal with ideas of culture, identity, memory, family, impermanence and interconnectedness. Informed by eastern thinking and and a strong belief in a simple straightforward intuitive gesture his work is intensely personal and immediate. The paintings realize a glimpse of the artist working to find enduring values in an increasingly disposable society.
His thinking is heavily influenced by the Japanese aesthetic principle of Shibusa (Japanese) – A principle of art, which preaches about subtle, unobtrusive beauty, and things being more beautiful when allowed to speak for themselves.
He has participated in group exhibitions and one man shows throughout his career and his paintings and works on paper are held in private and public collections throughout the US and France.
He is also a well known Creative Director and Art Director and he has films in the permanent archive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won Gold Lions at Cannes.
You can see a full collection of Chris’s work here: https://www.chrisrobb.com
Painting 26, 48 x 48”, acrylic on canvas
Painting 27, 48 x 48”, acrylic on canvas
Painting 44, 67” x 80”, acrylic on canvas
Painting 72, 30 x 40”, acrylic on wood
Painting, 74, 30 x 40”, acrylic on wood
Painting 87, 30 x 40”, acrylic on wood