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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ROBERT CANTOR

ROBERT CANTOR

Artist Work

The Upside Down House
2011
Oil on Panel
11"x14"
First Birthday
2010
Oil on Panel
9.75"x9.75"
Rocking Horse Girl
2013
Oil on Panel
8"x10"
The Comedians
2013
Oil on Linen
10"x14"
Pleasure Beach
2014
Oil on Panel
9"x12"
Cat and Turtle #2
2014
Oil on Panel
8"x8"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
3016497183
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

A household collection of pencil sharpeners and other fun figures provide the inspiration for the series of paintings on which I'm currently at work. Using traditional realistic technique to paint "portraits" of these playful subjects, I enjoy the opportunity to create beautiful works of art combining serious craftsmanship with amusing irony. I know I've created a successful painting when these odd little artifacts of consumer society stare back with their own unique personalities and inner lives, boldly confronting the viewer with the absurdity of their own existence.