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Chad Robertson is a Los Angeles based artist who earned a B.F.A from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design.
Chad explains his work by saying, “In our world, on the surface, we go about our daily lives breathing, thinking, sleeping, constantly moving, body mass fluctuating bigger, smaller, hair growing, eyes blinking. A never ending pattern of movement and growth. Every action whether conscious or unconscious is dictated by an emotion or desire. So much of what we do is hidden from the naked eye. When time is slowed down a different world and all of it’s details emerges. A truer self, intentions, motivations and desires becomes more apparent. Subtle nuances become main events. A casual glance or aversion of one’s eyes, for a fraction of a second, turns into a profound gesture suspended in time and brought forth to the consciously aware world. With my paintings I am attempting to show my subjects’ inner intentions, emotions, and motivations. The paintings have an emotional dialogue with the painted subject and viewer stripped of the conscious and unconscious facades.”