Valdes' moody explorations in painting have an elusive foggy quality that bespeaks a romantic attachment to the subjects he depicts.  The landscapes and objects Valdes paints are more reminiscent of classical painting than anything contemporary.
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Robert Valdes
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1996-97

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Valdes' moody explorations in painting have an elusive foggy quality that bespeaks a romantic attachment to the subjects he depicts. The landscapes and objects Valdes paints are more reminiscent of classical painting than anything contemporary. More attuned with the sensibilities of painters of the Romantic Era of the eighteenth century, Valdes, at the same time, uses light and dark in a manner reminiscent of the trompe l'oeil effect of Renaissance painting. Using a metaphoric language, Valdes examines levels of significance in seemingly ordinary things. Both a realist painter and a romantic one, Valdes landscapes explore existential isolation and investigate other aspects of the nature of experience. Upon deeper reflection, the elusive nature of Valdes' paintings slowly reveals a more positive, hopeful expression. Robert Valdes was born in the Bronx in 1942. He studied at the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Design. He has exhibited widely across the United States. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant as well as many artist residencies. His work is in the collections of the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, the New York Public Library Print Collection, among others.

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  • Artist
    Robert Valdes (1942, American)
  • Creation Year
    1996-97
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Framed
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 11 in. x W 50 in.H 27.94 cm x W 127 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU15024853411
  • Seller Reference Number
    RV 140
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