Larry Roberts was an abstract figurative, expressionist and impressionist painter. He was a true master colorist and used acrylic paint as his main medium to evoke raw, visceral images - drawing from the subconscious and darkness that can be found there.
Music, poetry, nature were all a large part of his creative process. Each original frame was meticulously thought out to ensure it would finish the painting, without distracting from it, becoming an integral part of it, sculpturally.
September 10, 1963 - August 13, 2019
Larry incorporated music and poetry into his creative process. Moving back and forth as he let his mind be free to capture the images within his subconscious.
Larry loved experimenting with the airbrush. It allowed a different type of control and use of color - organic in nature and form.
“Within the image layer the underlying textures, interpolated paint layers, and fluid surface working collaborate to diffuse direct image: the artist approaches an analytical, Orphic abstractionism, in conception and in final expression. But... that sentence is a piling of words. And of such Steiner noted: “The tree dies under the hungry weight of the vines.” It is the art that is the enlivened experience.”
G. Jurek Polanski, ArtScope.net