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... 10/07/2019 ...
I'm having a solo exhibition next month (November 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019) The show is entitled, "MICROWORLDS"
I'll be exhibiting 9 paintings of my latest and best work. Here's a LINK to the preview online.
One of the paintings that will be shown is SPACE PLANKTON show below.
... 02/14/2019 ...
A recent character study. ‘Planktonauts 5.5’ A small one, 11 x 11 inches.
I'm currently working on several paintings in preparation for a one artist show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood Ca.
... 09/20/2018 ...
This is my painting from way back in 1994, “STRAY THOUGHTS”.
... 09/18/2018 ...
Here’s an old drawing of mine from the year 2000. This is from before I started painting with acrylics in 2004. Looks like a mechanical drawing pen.
... 03/23/2018 ...
I've just completed a large painting which I've titled "MANTIS MUNDI" (The Mantis World), an Acrylic Painting on a wood panel 30 x 40 inches, (72.2 by 101.6 cm.)
Mantis Mundi is a commissioned 're-thinking' of the painting "MICROCOSMIC GARDEN" from 2015.
This is only a section from the new painting MANTIS MUNDI
I'll have some photos of the entire painting in about a week. I will also offer excellent Limited Edition reproductions of Mantis Mundi at that time.
In the interim, to celebrate the completion of Mantis Mundi, I'm offering the LIMITED EDITION PRINT of MICROCOSMIC GARDEN at HALF PRICE. This is limited to 5 prints.
MICROCOSMIC GARDEN ~ 35 X 23" Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50
MICROCOSMIC GARDEN is my most popular Ltd Ed print.
... 03/10/2018 ...
Two of my paintings, Microverse IV, (2017), and Cephalopods II, (2017) are being exhibited in the annual “ANIMAL KINGDOM EXHIBITION” at the William Baczek Fine Arts Gallery in Northampton Mass. The show runs from 3/7/18 to 4/22/18. Here’s a link to the entire show, which includes paintings and sculptures by JANA BRIKE, , EL GATO CHIMNEY, TIM DE CHRISTOPHER, SERGEI ISUPOV, TRAVIS LOUIE, CRYSTAL MOREY, RICK PAS, SCOTT PRIOR, ERIC WERT, BRAD WOODFIN and CHIE YOSHII.
... 03/09/2018 ...
This is a section from my most current, (Unfinished) painting. (Garden II)
... 09/05/2017 ...
Here's a beautiful presentation of some of my work on the art site: "Ladder & Key" https://ladderandkey.com/2017/09/03/10-point-profile-robert-steven-connett/
... 07/11/2017 ...
The HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE 40TH Anniversary Art Show will open this Saturday 7/15/17, at COPRO Gallery, (I will attend the opening, so maybe I'll see you there.)
From LA WEEKLY;
Heavy Metal Magazine — or "Naked Chicks With Wings Monthly," as it was known in eighth grade — embarks upon its fifth decade of riveting fantasy, science fiction and artistic vibrancy at the opening of the Heavy Metal 40th-Anniversary Art Show. The group exhibition presents works by more than 80 artists — everyone from European greats like Moebius and Milo Manara to American visionaries such as Richard Corben and the late genius Jeffrey Catherine Jones. From the breadth and depths of the magazine's history, you'll also see live body painting, cels from the 1981 Heavy Metal film, limited-edition prints, memorabilia and more.
Hope to see you there! Here's a preview: http://www.copronason.com/hm17/index.html#12
... 07/03/2017 ...
I have 4 small paintings for sale now at the "CREATURES EXHIBITION" at the BEINART GALLERY in Australia.
... 06/10/2017 ...
Read my latest Artists interview on the WOW x WOW website HERE
Robert Steven Connett’s beautifully realized visions of an unseen world teeming with vibrant and complex life forms, open windows into a universe that we rarely contemplate and most often simply forget exists. Microscopic biological phenomena of the natural world, within both flora and fauna, and particularly that of oceanic origins, provides Connett with bountiful inspirations and his unbridled passion and colorful imagination ensure his creations rise above the natural and inhabit a sphere somewhere between the familiar and the extraordinary. Connett masterfully brings a sumptuous and bizarre underworld into existence and prompts us to ask questions about our perceptions of the world around us and more importantly about our place within it. ... READ THE REST
The WOW x WOW show, ‘LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS’ is still going on during the month on June 2017. Have a look at my work, (still available at this writing) and many others by OUTSTANDING artists HERE.
... 05/22/2017 ...
WOW x WOW is set to launch a fabulous New Contemporary Art gallery on 2nd June 2017, which will be dedicated to exhibiting the very best artists within the scene from around the world!
WOW x WOW is incredibly proud to present LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS, the exciting inaugural group exhibition from our new online gallery.
With this gallery platform, WOW x WOW intends to take a step back from any of the restrictions that themed group shows can impose on an artists natural expression, and instead provide a stage for participating artists to showcase new pieces from their personal and ongoing output of work.
This is my Painting, "Microverse IV" which will be available for sale during the ‘LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS’ Exhibition during the month of June 2017.
... 03/28/2017 ...
30% OFF ALL Limited Editions on Paper. 2 days only, (EXPIRES 03/30 @ 12:01 AM)
... 03/05/2017 ...
A new Limited Edition Print on WOOD added to my store today: PLANKTONAUTS V - 12 x12" Limited Edition of 30.
... 02/26/2017 ...
A new print on wood added to my store today: DEAD BOYS DREAM - 12 x12" Limited Edition of 30.
... 02/22/2017 ...
I started a new category of prints in my shop ... Prints on Wood.
These are really nice! Thick and strong, (1/2" to 3/4" thick depending on the overall size of the print) and the reproductions quality is excellent. These prints will last a lifetime, and will be mistaken for originals. I sign each in paint, both on the front and on the back. I also hand paint the edges using the background colors from the painting. These are limited editions of 30 pieces per image. Each one is unique. The first one I've uploaded is "LITTLE GHOSTS." More will follow in time. I will only be adding my most popular paintings to this category.
... 02/16/2017 ...
I recently released a few selected paintings as "LIMITED EDITION" Prints. These are my most popular and best selling works.
Here's the STORE LINK for the New Editions,
... 01/10/2017 ...
Here's my framed painting being exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Show this weekend.
Title: 'CEPHALOPODS' 20 X 24" (Framed size; 26 x 30")
It can be seen at the COPRO Gallery booth, Littletopia, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Starting this Thursday, January 12 through Sunday from 11:00-7:00 PM
... 09/08/2016 ...
HALF PRICE on the newly released 'MICROVERSE III' print. ENDS SUNDAY, 9/10. USE CODE, "HALFOFFMICROVERSE3"
... 03/29/2016 ...
I'm proud to announce that my work is featured in the current issue of HI FRUCTOSE magazine, (#39)
... 03/27/2016 ...
My latest piece, “PLANKTONAUTS IV” is now available in a full size print edition (Heavy Paper Giclee prints are printed on 100% acid-free, 255 gsm paper, 18ML, .02 inch thickness.) GET IT HERE.
... 02/27/2016 ...
Now UNTIL 3/12, Get 30% OFF on a Full size, (18 x 18 IN. 45.7 x 45.7 cm.) very fine Signed Giclee Print of SIPHONOPHORE." Use CODE: "SIPHONOPHORE30OFF" ...
... 02/23/2016 ...
This ORIGINAL painting of "SIPHONOPHORE" is still available for sale. Contact the artist: HERE
... 02/10/2016 ...
My first painting for 2016 is titled "Siphonophore."
SIPHONOPHORE ~ 18 x 18 inches (Framed size 24 x 24 in.) Acrylic on wood
... 01/30/2016 ...
At the LA ART SHOW opening night, 1/27/2016
... 01/18/2016 ...
... 01/11/2016 ...
My final painting for 2015 is "MICROVERSE II" ... This will be shown with six other original paintings (my best work of 2015) at the upcoming annual LOS ANGELES ART SHOW, January 27 - 31, 2016.
MICROVERSE II is 22 x 22 inches, (55.9 cm x 55.9 cm) Framed size: 28 x 28 in.) will be for sale at the LA ART SHOW through COPRO Gallery.
... 09//10/2015 ...
I'll be exhibiting several paintings at the upcoming annual LOS ANGELES ART SHOW, January 27 - 31, 2016 including my large painting, "MICROCOSMIC GARDEN"
Celebrate the 2016 LA Art Show, the West Coast’s most comprehensive art experience.
The LA Art Show team is constantly driven to present a magnificent art experience that brings together galleries, artists, curators, and collectors.
... 10/20/2014 ...
Check out this excellent interview done by HI-FRUCTOSE at my studio:
... 09/10/2014 ...
The 9th annual BLAB EXHIBITION opening this weekend, Saturday, 9/13! Including my work and many fantastic artists.
... 09/01/2014 ...
A few words about my painting ...
I'm VERY focused on what I want to do. I have images that pass before me much faster than I can capture them. My drawings have evolved to become an attempt to capture these ideas in a "short hand." ... Thus, my drawings are loose and much less articulate than they were decades ago, (Decades ago, when I assumed I would live forever, and could eventually capture every idea I would ever care to paint.) My drawings changed to what they are now because one day I woke up and realized, "HOLLY FUCK! I am going to run out of time!" ... That's when I started becoming more serious about following my own muse. Now, each painting I do seems (to me) to be another step in a connected series of attempts to capture the "perfect expression" of my visions ... the images that excite and enthrall me. I am seeking to reach the pinnacle of what I am able to achieve through my painting.(in other words, "The best I can do!") I'm always chasing that elusive perfect painting. I'll probably be chasing it until I can no longer pick up a brush. As my paintings evolve in this direction, the road becomes more defined. Thus, it becomes less likely that someone else would be able to come up with something that would fit into my raison d'etre.
... 08/10/2014 ...
One week - The opening of the "SUGGESTIVISM CHRONOLOGY' Exhibition ... a good show. I will be there ... Some really interesting works on display, and for sale. Mine as well ... I always cut my prices for exhibitions, trying to pick up new collectors. My piece, 'SEA FLOWERS', is a big and complexly orchestrated composition. Cool to see if you can make it. Even cooler to own if you can buy it. Every painting I create is something that I would love to own myself. This is one of my best in awhile I think ... Hope to see you there on 8/16/14, 8PM ... http://www.copronason.com/suggest14/
SEA FLOWERS ~ will be exhibited and placed for sale at the "SUGGESTIVISM CHRONOLOGY' Exhibition
... 06/08/2014 ...
While I'm still working on my major painting commission (THE GARDEN, 50" x 60") I've managed to release another painting of my "microbial worlds." This one,
A PRINT is available ... and since you have taken the time to read these words, Here's a 10% code If you'd like a copy. (10PERCENTOFFNOW) ... These prints are a great deal ... Large, in the original size of the painting, and signed, for only $50 bucks! (minus your 10%, even a better deal!) A larger picture of this piece can be found back at the thumbnail section (home) of this site ...
... 05/16/2014 ..
On 04-26-2014 I gave a presentation of my art , (and some of my personal backstory) to a gathering in Santa Monica California.
... 02/18/2014 ...
Saturday ... 2/22/2014 ~ 6 paintings on exhibition
... 08/15/2013 ...
COPRO GALLERY in Santa Monica is having their 20th anniversary exhibition this weekend.
I have two of my latest paintings in this exhibition.
IN HONOR OF COPRO GALLERY, ONLY FOR THIS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION,
IN HONOR OF COPRO GALLERY, ONLY FOR THIS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION,
... 03/04/2013 ...
I have a nice framed original painted study for sale. I did this while I was working on one of my larger pieces to experiment with some of the characters. And it turned out to be a very nice little painting in itself. At least I think so. I'm going to sell this little painting for only $550. Hell, the frame alone is worth almost 100 bucks! It's a good deal. If you like the painting. I call it: GRASS OWL. It's an acrylic painting on wood panel. The size of the painting is 12 x 12". Framed its size is 16 x 16" Here's a picture of it and a link to the sales page.
... 12/24/2012 ...
Just (not) in time for Xmas ... 3 new print releases.
... 12/18/2012 ...
I'm happy to say that the Painting (shown below in the 12/15/12 post) was sold the day of the ILLUMINATION Opening.
Here are my favorites;
Original Painting "SOMNAMBULANTS" available HERE, Well framed for $2500. USD
Original Painting, "IDIOT GODS" available HERE, Nicely framed for only $1800. USD
... 12/15/2012 ...
My most recent painting. "LEPIDOPTERA" is on sale at COPRO GALLERY for only $2900. Normally, I would ask $4,000.00 for this painting.
The painting is 20" x 24", FRAMED size is 28" x 30", (Painting is framed)
... 09/02/2012 ...
I have just completed a new painting. The title is "FEAST of the HAVENOTS" Here's a preview image. The original is 20" x 24" (Framed it is 28" x 32")
9/3/12: I've got paintings in a two exhibitions running concurrently this month. One in Tuscan Arizona, the other in Santa Monica California.
The first exhibition features my painting, "IDIOT GODS" and will be running until October 2012 at the Sacred Machine Gallery. here's a list of all the great artists in this exhibition;
Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson) Joe Sorren (New York) Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) Paul Barnes!(Scotland, UK) Michael Page (San Francisco) Jennybird Alcantara (San Francisco) Derek Nobbs!(North Pole, AK) Jasmine Worth!(San Diego) Matthew Couper!(New Zealand) Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) Robert Steven Connett (Los Angeles) Brian Despain (Michigan) Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) Joel Nakamura (Santa Fe) Jon MacNair (Michigan) Bryan Cunningham (Los Angeles) Marie Sena (Albuquerque) E. Michael Contreras (Tucson) Chris Rush (Tucson) P-Jay Fidler (Los Angeles) Charlie Immer (Maryland)!Nick Georgiou (Tucson)!Alex Chavez (Taos, NM)!Titus Castanza (Tucson) James J. Peterson (Tucson)
Sacred Machine presents the 3rd Annual Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival, which features the strange and beautiful artwork of 27 world-renowned artists and 18 musical performances. Join us for the Opening Celebration on Sept 7th from 7PM-midnight and join Blind Divine and friends on Sept 8th for a rare live performance at Sacred Machine. View the music calendar and artwork online at www.SacredMachine.com.
Copies of BLAB WORLD II, (which I also have this PAINTING in) will be available for signatures by the artists, including myself!
BLAB WORLD is a deluxe anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art collected by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp. BLAB WORLD 2 features: The Hereafter” -- a 50-page section of artists interpreting the afterlife! Contributors include Femke Heimstra, Kris Kuksi, Gary Baseman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Martin Wittfooth, Gary Taxali, Yoko d’Holbachie, Ryan Heshka ,Robert Steven Connett, Eric White, Owen Smith, Xiaoquing Ding, Lou Beach, Marc Burckhardt, Chet Zar, and many more!
Copro Gallery presents the BLAB WORLD 2012 group art exhibition. This will be the 7th annual BLAB exhibition with Copro Gallery curated by Monte Beachamp. The current 2012 group exhibition will feature art from the upcoming BLAB WORLD 3 book which will be released next year and at this years artist reception we'll have copies of BLAB WORLD 2 available for signing which features art from this year and last years show. Artists included: Nicoletta Ceccoli, Ana Bagayan, Ryan Heshka, Yoko d'Holbachie, Travis Louie, Eric White, Cathie Bleck, Leslie Ditto, Chris Mars, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Gary Taxali, Erik Mark Sandberg, Lou Beach, Jana Brike, Marc Burkhardt, Eric Fortune, Martin Wittfooth, Mark Garro, Chris Buzelli, Robert Steven Connett, Craig LaRotunda, Andrew Arconti, Dan May, Fred Stonehouse, Jessica Joslin, Jarod Joslin, Chet Zar and more! BLAB WORLD is a deluxe anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art collected by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp. BLAB WORLD 2 features: The Hereafter” -- a 50-page section of artists interpreting the afterlife! Contributors include Femke Heimstra, Kris Kuksi, Gary Baseman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Martin Wittfooth, Gary Taxali, Yoko d’Holbachie, Ryan Heshka, Eric White, Owen Smith, Xiaoquing Ding, Lou Beach, Marc Burckhardt, Chet Zar, and many more!
... 06/20/2012 ...
Cover article for 'DIRECT ART' magazine out of New York. Also a nice 7 page spread with interview which I will post here when it comes out next month.
... 06/12/2012 ...
I am exhibiting an original painting at "BOTANICA" which opens this Friday at the GENOME gallery in Charlotte, South Carolina. Website: http://www.ohgenome.com/exhibitions/botanica/
Botanica, an offshoot of the word botanical, relating to the science of plant life. Surreal paintings from over 25 artists that depict growth, development and death united with characters and objects from differing cultures, times and locations.
Joe Vaux Dan May Joey Remmers Jason Limon R.S. Connett Skot Olsen Dan Barry Nathan Spoor Johannah O'Donnell David Hoskins Scott Donald Robert Bowen Aaron Jasinski David K. Rose Scott Scheidly Mr. Hooper Leslie Ditto Shaunna Peterson Jonathan Bergeron Henry Schreiber Richard J. Frost Andrew Spear Christopher Umana Bill Uminati Kevin Peterson Dave MacDowell Joshua Clay Eric Althin Raymond Klecker
... 05/08/2012 ...
Man, the days FLY by, don't they? I have had some recent interest in my TATTOO designs such as this one, "SPINAL TOTEM TATTOO"
... 04/14/2012 ...
This is the finished painting mentioned in a few entries below. I specifically made for the upcoming "DREAMS" issue of BLABWORLD magazine. The show will be in October 2012, and then the painting will become available for sale. (Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. USA)
This thing has been a BITCH from day one. When I started it, I was sick with a cold. I've put almost twice the time into this as my last painting, (and they are the same size, 16" x 16") Most of that extra time was fixing things and changing things. I almost gave it up twice during the process. I wanted to trash it! It was a drama and often depressing. Up to the final moments I was frustrated. However, I pushed myself to the end of it. Sometimes my work just goes that way. Perhaps it is a reflection of my life? HA!... Now, after I have finally finished it, I like it!
This one I call, "BAD DREAMS."
BAD DREAMS ~ 4/2012
... 04/14/2012 ...
I don't usually do "TIKI" related images, but a few years back i was asked to do something for a Tiki exhibition ... I came up with "TIKI POND."
... 04/09/2012 ...
Here's the same small area, (from my current unfinished painting) that I posted 48 hours ago. It is progressing!
... 04/07/2012 ...
Here's another small section (unfinished) from my current painting in progress.
... 04/05/2012 ...
Working on the "DREAMS" painting.
I'm beginning to see the painting becoming something now. Finally, after over 50 hours work, I think I'm finally on track with this one! The last two paintings fell together so well for me, they were both almost done by this time! (60-70 hours)
This one has been the most difficult painting I've been involved with for a long time. I think this is because I am working with an idea suggested by someone else. That is not to say that "DREAMS" is a bad idea. In fact, I think It's a great idea! However, it was not MY idea.
In my career as an artist i've taken this "rebellion against authority" thing, (which I've had to fight my whole life in order to make things work) to a new level. I can not easily take suggestions or directions, no matter how subtle or "friendly" they might be. I've conditioned myself to repulse any ideas other than my own. As an artist, that sounds okay, right? My ideas should be my own.
However, I've psyched myself into having a relentless aversion to suggestions of any kind, and that may be taking things too far.
For one to think like this, one should be independently wealthy. Alas, I am not. (not yet dammit!)
In my past, I ran a small business. I was plagued by the responsibilities of two sets of individuals; the employees I had to manage, and those entities I did business with who dictated the direction my business would need take to be profitable. I vowed that some day I would neither have anyone "over or under me!" This was a goal of mine for many years! Now, I have almost accomplished that. The only commands I must respond to are those of the ones who judge my artistic achievements.
I am ruthlessly singular! The mere fact that someone has suggested that this painting be about "DREAMS" has made it very difficulty for me to paint it! Still, I will work through this, and I hope it will be an interesting painting when I am done.
a small section of the painting I'm currently working on. A centipede walks through my dream.
My last work. "PLANKTONAUTS III"
... 04/04/2012 ...
I'm currently working on a painting which is to illustrate "DREAMS."
I dream vividly and often. I have intense dreams even when I drift away for a short nap in the afternoon.
My first "go-around" with the canvas was so frustrating that I actually painted out 80% of what I had done. This is unusual. Ten hours later, I did this again! Last night, I went into a state of anger and frustration which finally caused me to sketch out a representation of dreams in which I feel interested enough to go on with. As it turns out, these ideas are more about the nightmare aspect of dreams, than a dream overview. In other words, this painting is about my nightmares, of which I have many.
These images are insectoid in nature. They are crawling over a skull that has a living and seeing eye. Attached to the back of that eye, (inside the brain cavity) is a telescope, and a human face peering through that telescope, and out through the eye at the nightmarish insects that are crawling on and around the skull. This "person" inside the head looking out is sharing the brain cavity with others ... One is an owl. The others have not yet shown themselves.
I should have this done in a week or ten days, and I will display it here.
... 03/30/2012 ...
One of my favorite moths is the "Polyphemus moth."
POLYPHEMUS was the gigantic one-eyed Cyclops son of Poseidon and Thoosa in Greek mythology.
... 3/26/2012 ...
I've been picking apart the painting 'ANTAGONY' in these past several posts. Naming the characters might give insight into how I see the piece.
... 3/25/2012 ...
This is one of the soldiers from the painting ANTAGONY,
... 3/24/2012 ...
The TV watching prisoners with melting faces from ANTAGONY
... 3/23/2012 ...
Another character I like from "ANTAGONY" is the 'Screaming Child Machine'
... 2/17/2012 ...
I have new framed Giclee Prints in my online shop. These are really beautiful, and well worth the price.
... 12/12/2011 ...
2 Original paintings are currently available in my online store
... 11/01/2011 ...
From a recent interview with "HEY!" magazine, France;
2 – You had an amazing prime life time… Please, tell us more about it…
RS: A unique life you mean? Yes. As is everyone's. I probably do not understand this question, but I will endeavor to answer it anyway.
I strive to understand what I'm doing here, (a thinking, living thing on a planet in the universe). I wonder not only how life was formed, but why. Many people will think this a waste of time. I think it’s a terrible waste of time NOT to consider these questions.
So far, the only purpose I can imagine for life is to search and increase knowledge and spread intelligence throughout the universe. Perhaps our purpose as an intelligent species is to “wake up” the universe. To make it intelligent. However, before I can help with that, I’ve got to make myself intelligent by making full use of my brain. The only way I can see to do that is by merging with technology. Anyone who has read the books of Ray Kurzweil, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Kurzweil) knows that my outlook is influenced by him. In his predictions, (and those of like minded individuals), I believe I see a way for our race to survive and flourish. Until i was introduced to these ideas, I saw the human race as doomed, without hope of survival beyond our current problems of overpopulation and global pollution.
I have thought for many years that the biggest problem humans have is overpopulation. All the other difficulties are born from that. We did not threaten the planet when we were a few hundred million people. Now that we have hit seven billion, we are a threat to everything, including ourselves!
It’s amazing to me how few people care. Apathy is our potential downfall.
It’s my hope that we can turn this around through technology, because I don’t think we can turn our problems around using current methods. Hell, I can’t seem to separate my garbage properly. I think it’s too late for that to matter. Our savior may be science.
Some of you are thinking, “What about God?”
I say; If there was a GOD to come and save us, I think he would have done so by now … Or “smote” us , or something! The concept of GOD is mostly (or possibly completely) obsolete. Perhaps in another time, long ago, religion served an important purpose in our developing civilizations. Now, I believe, it is an enemy of our survival.
The people who hide behind religion scare me. They say “GOD will save us!” and when he doesn't, it’s because he “Works in mysterious ways!” It’s time that we recognize how dangerous this thinking is. This is the kind of thinking that will prevent us from saving ourselves from the catastrophes we have created. We can turn these things around, but not if religious zealots succeed in halting progress because it’s against their “beliefs”. Next time someone tries to sell you on why it’s “okay” to be religious, because it’s “not hurting anybody” remember that it’s these religious people that try and stop scientific research.
I am also influenced by the British biologist of Richard Dawkins, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins) and especially his book, “THE GOD DELUSION”(link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Delusion) He is much more eloquent than I in explaining the pitfalls of religion in our times. Of course, most religious people would burn this book before they read the first page. That’s part of the problem with “blind faith”.
I have learned that honesty is a survival tool. one must be a “courageous self examiner.” It’s very difficult to know what honesty is. We are 99% chemical reaction, and 1% semi-intelligent free-thinking entity, (or so I hope!) I have learned in 60 years that one must review your life constantly. Look in life’s mirror and think honestly about who and what you are. How do you effect others and the world around you? Use your mind! It’s not easy!
Do not rely on others. You are in control of your destiny, if you will be! Do not “believe the hype” that those who are in control feed you through the computer, TV, radio and telephone! Be different! Be yourself! (yes, i’m also influenced by Steve Jobs) It’s okay to be influenced. It’s impossible not to be. Influenced is NOT controlled. You can control your influences.
My life has been no more or less eventful than anyone's. We all go through hardships, some more than others. I have seen many things only because I have lived long enough. There's nothing special about it, nothing unique. If you live long enough you will see many things good and bad. You will become many things. You will change your my mind many times. Don’t be afraid to change your mind.
... 10/24/2011 ...
CURRENTLY I have two paintings in two group shows. One is the 25th Anniversary exhibition and book release (my painting "TRANSVOLUTION" shown below is in the book) for the LA LUZ DE JESUS Gallery in Hollywood California. OVER 250 ARTISTS are participating in this amazing exhibition. I highly recommend it. Here's a LINK: http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2011/LaLuz_XXV_1/25.htm Ongoing through November 2011
The other show I'm currently exhibiting in is the "SANTA MUERTE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL" being held at the beautiful Gallery and Museum, "SACRED MACHINE" owned by the artist Daniel Martin Diaz. This show includes such artistic luminaries as;
Chris Mars (Minneapolis) Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson) Dave Cooper (Canada) Jason D'Aquino (Brooklyn) Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) Bob Dob (Los Angeles) Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) Fred Stonehouse (Milwaukee) Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) Paul Barnes (Scotland, UK) Nicoletta Ceccoli (Italy) Michael Page (San Francisco) Scott Holloway (Massachusetts) Jennybird Alcantara (San Francisco) Nathan Ota (Los Angeles) Derek Nobbs (North Pole, AK) Jasmine Worth (San Diego) Matthew Couper (New Zealand) Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) Robert Steven Connett (Los Angeles) Femke Hiemstra (Netherlands) Brian Despain (Michigan) Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) Rhod Lauffer (Tucson)
Check out the link here: http://www.sacredmachine.com/ ongoing through November 2011
... 09/10/2011 ...
I'll be at the BLAB SHOW this coming Saturday night, 9/10/11 - My painting "HADES", (see below) will be on display (and for sale) along with MANY other awesome artists.
HADES - The next world
The BLAB SHOW - COPRO GALLERY.
... 06/17/2011 ...
NEW PRINT SHOP
Finally, a decent shop has been opened offering my BEST prints.
Both the hand made stretched cotton canvas and thick paper prints.
To send this off I've issued a 10% discount code that'll be good for 30 days, (expires 7/17/2011)
THANK YOU for supporting ART and Artists ~ GOD will love you for it, if he/she/it exists.
... 06/15/2011 ...
I was given an award today! ... And a nice display of my work from the kind folks at dabomba.com ... Check it out;
... 06/03/11 ...
... 12/13/2010 ...
"CREATURES of a LUMINESCENT OCEAN"
... 10/25/2010 ...
There are artists out there who eschew traditional approaches to drawing but are nonetheless obsessed with detail as a way express what are often frightening visions of the world in general and humanity in particular. H. R. Giger and Chris Mars spring to mind. Their roots lie in the dreamlike visions of Heironymous Bosch. It is a difficult artistic path. Most who try it fail to develop a unique vision or compelling style and get mired in cliche psychedelia. This kind of work is often driven by direct experiences with drug addiction, insanity or both, which can explain the rarity of finding such artists who also have the discipline to excel. R. S. Connett has become one of those exceptions.
... David Carmack Lewis
My work will be included in the BLAB WORLD SHOW, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles ~ Show dates: 9/11/2010 - 10/2/2010