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Chad Robertson’s Magnificent Multi Viewpoint Paintings recently featured the mesmerising artwork of LA based painter Chad Robertson. It’s pretty impressive, and I’ve found myself staring (obviously not in a rude way- I don’t think my laptop cares) and searching each piece for the wonderfully hidden additional scenes and layers. There are so many! Each painting is made up of a collection of digital photographs, composed in Photoshop, printed and the painstakingly reproduced on canvas.

“So much of what we do is hidden from the naked eye.” Chad Robertson.

With his artwork, he aims to explore the hidden intentions, motivations and emotions of his subjects by compiling various moments in time. The narrative effect of these detailed, colourful collages is beautiful and endlessly engaging.

Untitled 22, Oil on canvas over wood 60″x72″, 2010/11


Untitled 24, Oil on canvas over wood panel, 48″x60″ 2010/11


Untitled 27, Oil on canvas 24″X36″ 2012/13


Untitled 25, Oil on canvas 48″x60″, 2012/13


You can read more about Chad’s inspiration, process and check out more of his art on his website. In fact, I would recommend that you do.

As always, none of the images on this post are mine, and in all cases they link back to the artist’s own website.


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This entry was posted on May 12, 2013 by in Art, Curatorial Practice, Painting, Photography, Print and tagged , , , , .
Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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