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Robert Shirk - Artist


My Neo-Pointillist figurative paintings are created on multiple sheets of layered plexiglass. Each sheet of clear plexiglass contains a part of the final image. The effect creates a 3 dimensional kinetic painting that moves and changes as the viewer’s perspective changes.

See all my recient paintings and past work here.

John Lennon - 03/08/22

In the 60's and 70's when I was growing up, the Beatles revolutionized popular music. It was a time when it seemed like every week everybody couldn't wait to hear what John Lennon and the Beatles would come up with next. They never failed to deliver.

This painting is done with acrylic paint on 2 sheets of 18"x24" plexiglass on top of 3 sheets of 24"x32" plexiglass.

The Pointillist painters of the 1880's were interested in using dots to visually mix colors. This Neo-Pointillist painting of 'John Lennon' is my latest example of that Pointillist technique of mixing colors. This painting has around 24,000 dots!

You can currently see this painting and others of mine at the Park Avenue Contemporary gallery in Winter Park, Florida. If you are in or around Winter Park sure to stop in and say hi to John! 348 Park Avenue South Winter Park, FL. The gallery's hours are: Tues - Fri: 11am–7pm, Sat: 10am–8pm, Sun: 11am–6pm, Mon: Closed.

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Neo-Pointillist painting of John Lennon

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I first encountered Robert’s art when I was searching for a new artist for my own gallery. I was instantly amazed at his ability to translate “dots” into paintings. The viewer’s proximity to Robert’s art plays a role in how his paintings are experienced. Bold, colorful composition from afar, yet when examined up close, an intricate network of dots, lines and shapes transform the piece. Each of his paintings beckon the viewer to keep returning to pick up a new thread in a continuing conversation with his work.

It is through his range of process, technique and perspective that makes Robert Shirk a serious artist.

Terry Jane England - Owner
Jane's Art Center
You can see more about the gallery here: www.janesartcenter.com

Robert Shirk’s dynamic paintings capture the beauty and sensuality of his subjects through a purposeful combination of adapted pointillism, optical illusions, and light play. A carefully orchestrated symphony of color in which layers of painted plexiglass work in cohesion to bring forth a compelling and visually dynamic image. The effect being, ethereally kinetic paintings with a distinctly sculptural quality and the illusion of movement as the viewer’s perspective changes.

Jessica Kennedy - Gallery Director
You can see more about the gallery here: gallery500.art