OUR GUEST: ARTIST ANGELO T. ROBNSON
Angelo T. Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works out of Senoia, GA. A self-taught artist, he joined the US Navy in 1992, where he served ten years active duty and four years in the Naval Reserves as a Seabee. Traveling to locales such as Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Africa, France, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Egypt, the Virgin Islands, Israel and the United Arab Emirates greatly influenced Angelo’s approach to art. The vibrancy, diverse richness and simple beauty of the cultures he experienced are shown throughout his work.
He is an 80% disabled veteran. His work was forever changed by a car accident that he experienced 1994. He was left completely blind for a week. His vision returned over the next six months. Angelo has residual photophobia in his right eye and a crease in his left eye from the accident. Over the last few years, Angelo discovered that he had to further simplify his process and his work to accommodate some depth perception and visual field loss. This led him to focus on a process of simplifying beauty to basic line and color where negative space is as important has the image itself.
His work exudes a level spirituality and an organic connection with the human condition. This reflects his experiences growing up as the son and grandson of preachers. Angelo’s creations invite the viewer to participate in a physical, mental or spiritual dialogue with what they experience. Deep vibrant abstracts, joyous colorful mixed-media portraits, and majestic sports pieces are brought to life using vivid colors and bold compositions.
The artist has participated in juried group shows such as Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, as well as solo shows in Charleston, SC; Burlington, NC; San Bruno, CA: and many cities across his home state of Georgia. Angelo received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Liberty University. Angelo continues to participate in select exhibitions as well as producing his own shows each year. He creates commissioned pieces for residential and corporate clients.
Angelo currently lives and works from his studio in Senoia, GA. He is married and the father of four beautiful girls and two handsome boys. He is one of the founders and the Vice-President of the Senoia Arts Collective. Angelo enjoys working with and helping young artists discover their hidden potential.