About the Artist

Professor Rob Redding joins our gallery having shown from Brussels in Belgium to the Bayous of Louisiana. Born and raised in Atlanta, his Brooklyn solo show artwork recently appeared in AM New York, Chelsea Now, Express and Gay City newspapers. He paints out of his Brooklyn studio when he is not teaching at Pace and City Tech universities, doing his award-winning nationally syndicated news program or writing his best selling books and music.

About the Work

Technique is just as powerful as the color used to express it. Like the blue sky is painted with clouds, raw exposed canvas is used as part of a constructivist backdrop and foreground, which are peeled away once surrounded by the scraffito interrupting my Jackson Pollock-inspired gestural drip style. The sky has a picturesque story to tell and so do the arresting and sometimes adventitious collision of colors in my Smear Paintings.