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Artist Robert Otto Epstein

Robert Otto Epstein

Maplewood, NJ, USA


b. 1979   —   Through my work I explore the way that repetitiveness is structured into discrete forms that are shaped by the prototype, which become the pattern, which become the system, which is itself repeating. As with each painting / drawing, all of my work starts with a grid, and so I begin by hand-drawing a grid onto the surface. Then I create a blueprint in advance, based on various geometric ideas and color choices. At times I employ chance into the decision making process - literally rolling dice and painting the color that I’ve assigned to a given number. I then paint each pattern square-by-square and row-by-row, working from the bottom right corner across each row and then up the paper. -- Robert Otto Epstein studied philosophy and political science at the University of Pittsburgh and law at the University of Durham in the UK. He has shown widely in the US: The Hole (New York); The Drawing Center (New York); Eric Firestone Gallery (East Hampton, NY); Ada Gallery (Richmond, VA); Roberts Projects (Los Angeles); Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson, NY); Jack Hanley Gallery (New York); Mulherin + Pollard (New York); Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York); The University of Hawaii (Manoa); 99 Cent Plus (Brooklyn, NY); Hemphill Fine Arts (Washington D.C.); Pierogi Gallery (Brooklyn); Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA); LIU Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY); Voorkamer Gallery (Lier, Belgium); Hionas Gallery, (New York); Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY) Harbor (New York, NY). Epstein has been featured in: The New York Times, VICE, ELLE Magazine, L Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Wild Magazine, The Jealous Curator, Design Sponge, The Chronogram, The New Criterion, Pattern Pulp, Little Paper Planes, and Dwell Studio. Epstein’s work is in the corporate collections of Facebook, The Big Human, Fidelity Investments, and Oscar Health to name a few. Epstein has curated several exhibitions in NYC. Epstein currently lives and works just outside of New York City.

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Studio Robert Otto Epstein
60 Broad Street, New York, NY 10304

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