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My work is a chronicle of Americana. I am determined to capture the independent aesthetic of the not-so-distant past that has been replaced by homogenized corporate culture and standardized cityscapes. Industrial design, graphic design, architecture and vintage neon all render important roles in my work.

My paintings employ layers of color, subtly collaged printed matter from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and stark, black imagery. Remote, indistinct landscapes capture the once poetic, and now nearly lost highway strips of the American past. Formerly the promise of hope and prosperity; these icons are now a sign of desperation and ruin.

As a painter I have shown in galleries in Tokyo, Munich, Portland, New York, Seattle, Aspen, Vancouver, Melbourne, Boston, and Au


About the Author

Robert Mars
marsrob New york, NY

Publish Date  May 15, 2007

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  26 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (1)


chrisp33 says

hey i saw the picture of the griffs hamburger stand and really want to get this electronically for a book i am doing for my family and 40 years ago we used to go there every sat night. i will be glad to pay for it

posted at 04:56pm Aug 31 PST

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