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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.

"Yayoi Kusama" - 03/04/23

I just finished this painting of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama".

Dots, dots, and more dots!

Long before I started using dots in my paintings Yayoi Kusama was using dots in her art. According to Wikipedia, she has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, the world's top-selling female artist, and the world's most successful living artist.

Neo-Pointilist painting of Yayoi Kusama

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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