ANDREW RYAN ROBB
Andrew Ryan Robb is an American born artist who grew up moving around every 3 years throughout the United States and abroad, experiencing different lifestyles and vastly different cultures.
Directly experiencing foreign cultures and their unique customs and alternative ways of living during such an impressionable age heavily contributed to and enabled Andrew to cultivate a broad sense of self interpretation, visual and lingual expression, critical thinking and alternative means of communicating and experiencing life. Such experiences have greatly enriched and influenced his life in many beneficial ways that have promoted and encouraged a greater understanding of cultural art and its relevance to healthy societies and the people that constitute them.
Andrew graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 with a BFA and emphasis in Large Format Oil Studio Painting and carried a minor in Ceramics. During his final year at “The School” he was fortunate enough to have been accepted into The Advanced Studio Painting Program, where under the guidance and study of Frank Piateck, Judith Geichman, Philip Hanson and Ted Halkin, the early frame work and concept of his current contemporary body of work started to evolve and take shape.
Exploring and studying the visual properties and unique compositional qualities of paper collage, derived mainly from images found and collected from various advertising materials; have further evolved and pushed Andrew’s work into a realm that directly plugs into an increasingly visceral, violent, electric, sexual tension and charge that runs deep within our capitalist, overly-saturated, media driven culture.