Robert Schmolze | Fine Artist

Robert E. Schmolze is a California native Fine Artist and Designer working in Los Angeles. His art is privately collected, and can be found locally and around the world. After receiving his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design he returned to Los Angeles. For ten years, Robert curated and participated in over a hundred art shows exploring ideas of how art is created, viewed, and consumed.

The Art events took place in traditional galleries and non-traditional art spaces including offices, night clubs and pop up spaces. Some of the art spaces include Onyx CaféInsomnia CaféCalhoun Square, the Light Bringers Gallery, The HangarThe Hive Gallery, The IvarBoardners, Spanish Kitchen Studios, Da Vinci Gallery, Pearl Arts and Crafts, The Art StoreUpstairs at the Market Gallerythe Pig ‘n Whistle, American Electric Tattoo, Ecological Art Gallery, State Farm Insurance, Zackheim Gallery, The Julia Dean Gallery, Kimball Los Angeles Showroom, and one night events at Private Residents. Robert is passionate about collaborations and community. His collaborations with Los Angeles Artists have led to the creation of Artist Groups, Events, Billboard, and limited edition handmade Artist Books. He is actively involved in the Arts and Education communities.

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Artist Statement

” I use art to express my folklore, fables, myths, and secrets. I am a symbolist, inspired by the mentality of the Industrial revolution. I tell Siqueiros and Caravaggio stories, using a Dada process, with the color palate of a Los Angeles-Gauguin.

The layered texture of my painted surfaces, physically capture the emotional passage of time. The unnatural poses of the figures, contain fractured repetitive shapes, framed by the landscape they are in.

Each painting sets the stage for a story, that I hope inspires you to reflect and tell your own.”

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