Tony Marsh and Robert Brinker

July 6th to August 5th
Reception with the artists on August 2nd from 5 to 8pm
Gallery Talk at 6pm

Robert Brinker

Dragon in Green River, 2018
Cut Paper
29 x 29 inches
Red Dragon with Cranes Hunting, 2018
Cut Paper
48 x 49 inches
Double Dragons (Round), 2018
Cut Paper
46 x 48 inches
Dragon with Purple Koi, 2018
Cut Paper
29 x 29 inches
Lovelace Dragon, 2016
Cut Paper

61 x 48 inches
Lazy Dragon Reflection, 2018
Cut Paper and Mylar
28.5 x 21 inches
Lovelace Bits-n-Pieces, 2016
Cut Paper and Collage on Board
31 x 25 inches
Owl Reflection, 2018
Cut Paper and Mylar
28.5 x 21 inches
Sheets, Whirls and Wisps, 2018
Cut Paper and Collage
21 x 26 inches
Heaps, Bands and Whirls, 2018
Cut Paper and Collage
21 x 26 inches
Bands, Streaks and Billows, 2018
Cut Paper and Collage
21 x 26 inches
Patches, Rolls and Ripples, 2018
Cut Paper and Collage
21 x 26 inches
Double Koi Reflection, 2018
Cut Paper and Mylar
24 x 24 inches
Koi with Lily Reflection, 2018
Cut Paper and Mylar
24 x 24 inches
Lotus Pond, 2018
Cut Paper and Mylar
24 x 24 inches

For availability and pricing please contact the gallery.

Cut Paper Dragon Statement

These new large-scale dragons are made by using Chinese farmer paintings as the background illustration combined with images of traditional Chinese paper cut dragons. The farmer paintings, all purchased from local markets in Xi’an, have been scanned, enlarged and printed on high quality paper using Archival inks. A dragon is then projected and hand-drawn with pencil on the backside of the new print. It is then cut by hand using an X-acto knife.

I am interested in the dialogue that occurs by combining different techniques, imagery and abstraction and how technology in the form of scanners, printers and projectors can be paired with traditional, historic ways of creating art, specifically the ancient art form of cut paper.

Biography

Born 1971

Robert Brinker is a mixed media artist whose primary focus is painting and cut paper collage. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York City; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. In 2003 and 2004 he was awarded a Visiting Artist Fellowship at the American Academy of Rome. His recent solo exhibition, Chasing Dragons, at Michael Warren Contemporary was selected by the publication art ltd. as one of the top ten exhibits in Denver for 2016.

Brinker’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Lavazza Coffee, Turin, Italy; New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Progressive Insurance, Cleveland; The British Library, London; The New York Public Library, New York; and in numerous established private collections.