Rob Zeller Open Studio

June 6, 2015-June 7, 2015, 12:00 am

Hosted by Robert Zeller

Contemporary Figurative painter.
Narratives. Nudes. Landscapes. Portraits.
Originally from New Orleans, Rob Zeller lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to maintaining a full time studio practice in painting and drawing, Zeller is presently writing a book on the Figure for Monacelli Press, due out in Fall 2016.


I create post-modern Renaissance paintings. They are inquiries into truth, exploring dialectical concepts and the personal perceptions that undergird them.
“Where there is perception, there is deception” is a quote attributed to Buddha. My own work is often an effort to uncover my own deceptions.
The figures I paint are symbols for ideas and conceptions of morality and spirituality that are larger than they are as individuals. This happened in Mannerism during the High Renaissance, yet my own version is post-modern in that there are multiple visible layers of unresolved meaning. The image, and the construction of the image, becomes a space in which to deconstruct contemporary definitions of painting and my own perceptions of the link between the feminine, masculine and the spiritual. 

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