Robert Standish

 


Born in Los Angeles, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

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Robert Standish is an American artist. Standish received a BA in psychology from Antioch University in 1996. Standish's debut painting exhibition took place in Los Angeles in 2002, and received a highly favorable review in FlashArt magazine.

More recently, Standish was positively profiled in Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Works by Standish are in the collection of noted art collector Lewis Manilow, and in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). A November 2008 show by Standish at the Carrie Secrist Gallery of Chicago, Illinois garnered a positive review from the Chicago Tribune, which reported that "Standish's use of logos suggests ironic social commentary, as if, say, Nike or Citibank were 'sponsors' of his street people. It's an oddity one puts up with for the sake of his dazed, tremulous nocturnal vision".

The orb paintings are a stylistic departure from the previous work in photorealism. The concept and process for creating this new body of work was significantly influenced by Standish's interest in metaphysics, spirituality and theology.