Robert Andes has a BFA with a focus in art and art history from Oklahoma State University. and an MFA from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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The traditions of figurative work remain important in art to the present, and I have enjoyed learning and using processes and techniques used by painters in the past. My intent is to create a modern painting that is visually pleasing and captures people and their emotions through color, line, and composition.
The psychological content in my work is subtle. I am interested in introspection, and I seek to convey a sense of silent contemplation. The colors are saturated, which is in contrast to the mood of the subject creating a sort of disconnect, but coexisting, nonetheless, in a harmonious way.
Recently, I have been experimenting with the use of color and brush work to produce a reaction in the viewer. This reaction may be instinctual, or based on an individual’s likes or dislikes; it's a natural reaction that conveys feelings without words.