Portfolio: Robert Zurer

 
 
Feeding Time   Oil on canvas  40"x 30" 2018

Feeding Time Oil on canvas 40"x 30" 2018

Sorrow and Joy at the Moment Before Conception   Oil on linen  40"x30" 2018

Sorrow and Joy at the Moment Before Conception Oil on linen 40"x30" 2018

 
 

My process is entirely intuitive. I use no external source material and never start with a conscious idea or a plan. My paintings almost always turn out to be narratives describing human struggle and living within paradox and duality.

I start my work using random or automatic gestures. I then pay close attention and wait. It turns out that whenever I shut up, listen, and pay attention to anything at all, something happens. It feels like an idea or an impulse is coming into me from outside, as if I am receiving a Message from the Mystery or perhaps from our collective unconscious.

There is this delectable "unknown" hidden everywhere, behind everything. If I listen, it calls, and if I call, it listens. I am now responsible for responding. I cannot think or hesitate because then it is lost. It is a volley, a call and response. I make a move, wait, then another, and so forth. At each step the whole changes. New forms emerge, others must be sacrificed for the whole.

It is a gift that that such a wonderfully intelligent dialog is available to us all, if we choose to join it.

"There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in"

 
 
Slipping Glimpser   Oil on canvas  60"x48" 2019

Slipping Glimpser Oil on canvas 60"x48" 2019

Feeling Gravity's Pull   Oil on canvas  60"x48" 2019

Feeling Gravity's Pull Oil on canvas 60"x48" 2019

Animal Biologist   Oil on canvas  20"x16" 2018

Animal Biologist Oil on canvas 20"x16" 2018

Adolescence   Oil on wood  48"x36" 2018

Adolescence Oil on wood 48"x36" 2018

In a Silent Way   Oil on canvas  40"x30" 2019

In a Silent Way Oil on canvas 40"x30" 2019

Broken   Oil on wood  12"x9" 2019

Broken Oil on wood 12"x9" 2019

 
 

Robert Zurer is a native New Yorker. He lived and worked there all his life until very recently when he relocated to Philadelphia. He has been drawing and painting since he was a child. He is primarily self-taught although he did study privately for some years with the painter Wade Schuman.

He has had solo shows at CultureFix Gallery and Gallery Sensei in the Lower East Side and at Mondo Contemporary in Summit, NJ. His work has been exhibited in numerous group shows in New York. His work has also been shown in group shows in Nashville, New Haven, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia and Edinburgh Scotland.

To view more of Robert Zurer’s work please visit his Website or Instagram

 
 

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