Robert Aitchison’s paintings and drawings explore the natural world, expressing the experience of nature through an investigation of its structure, details, and ephemeral characteristics. His creative process involves extensive layering and reordering of distilled, fragmented imagery informed by nature and natural phenomena. The synthesis of organic lines and diffused fields of vibrant color establish compositions which move beyond the depiction of specific locales and allude more to the act of seeing and contemplating the natural world. Aitchison was raised in Spring, Texas and studied painting at the University of Texas at Austin. His art has been exhibited in Texas, New York, Europe and South America and can be found in private collections in the United States, Europe, and South America. He currently lives and works in New York City.
|2008||Galería El Salar, La Paz, Bolivia|
|2003||The Curb Art Space, New York, NY|
|2001||Het Muziektheater Artiestenfoyer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|2008||Men on Maps, Haven Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
Fundacíon de Arte y Culturas Bolivianas, La Paz, Bolivia
Sacred Surveillance, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
Openings Art Space, New York, NY
Music + Art II, Bloomingdale School of Music, New York, NY
|2007||Moving On, The Curb Art Space, New York, NY
Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
Beyond Borders, The Curb Art Space, New York, NY
Music + Art, Bloomingdale School of Music, New York, NY
|2006||Open Chapters, The Consulate General of Bulgaria, New York, NY
Take Five, The Curb Art Space, New York, NY
|2005||Americana, EAE Gallery, Leiden, The Netherlands
Dynamix, The Curb Art Space, New York, NY
|2004||RAIN, Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Relics, WAX Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Exporganic, The Curb Art Space, New York, NY
- Eileen Markey, “Who, What, Where, When, Why is God?” Busted Halo (online), June 2007.
- The Big Abstract Show, Review, Abstract Art Online, Summer 2003.
- Loes de Bree, “Overeenkomsten Dans en Schilderen,” Voet Noot, December, 2001, nummer 5.
- Christopher Schade, “New American Talent: The Fourteenth Exhibition,” The Austin American Statesman, September 30, 1999.
- Artist Interview, TVO-Bolivia, September 5, 2008, La Paz, Bolivia
- Feature Interview, Veronica TV, December 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- LONG STORY SHORT, Independent Feature Film, Top Priority Productions, 2001.
1993 B.F.A. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas