Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to present “Woke up on Broadway," featuring new paintings by Robert Szot.
Robert Szot’s oil paintings are wrestling with the conflict of impermanence. Szot’s methodology is primarily one of problem solving. Fine details are sometimes marred or sacrificed until the final composition has reached a more dynamic and complex resolution. Thin layers of activity and line drawing peer through a more dominant foreground of broad color fields. This process provides a depth that becomes sharper in definition over time.
Curator Robert Bunkin writes: “Robert Szot’s abstract paintings seem to come from the urban environment. They are reined in by architectonic structures, broad fields of color are interrupted by smaller gestures and idiosyncratic forms...his work has a palimpsest effect, where layers of previous activity bleed through the final layers of paint.”
Robert Szot lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited throughout America and internationally. Szot has shown with The Painting Center and Melody Weir in New York and with the Saatchi Gallery in London. His work can be found in prominent American and international private collections.
This exhibition opens on Sunday September 7, 2014 will be on view until October 5, 2014.