|Style:||Acrylic on Canvas|
|Size:||87" in diameter (large)|
|Price:||Please Call For Pricing|
Robert Swain was born in 1940 in Austin, Texas and lives and works in New York. He completed his education at the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1964. Since moving to New York City in 1965 he has exhibited regularly and participated in over ninety solo and group shows. He has been awarded ten major commissions and architectural installations and is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants, including the grant in painting from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association. A total of 284 of his works can be found in major private and public collections such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Denver Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Everson Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Milwaukee Art Center, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Color," says Swain, "is a form of energy that stimulates our perceptual processes and is instrumental in conveying emotions." Viewers of Swain's work experience color as an active perceptual process, an event that happens in real time. Like multi-colored test patterns used to calibrate projectors and printers, Swain's paintings reset and rejuvenate the human mind, eye, and body. Considered head-on and at various angles, the squares dissolve into each other, betray their hard-edged boundaries, and curve away from the walls. They adjust to viewers' locations and the time of day, alternately projecting and absorbing the natural light that floods the Museum. Robert Swain: The Form of Color transcends the precise system and decades of study informing it, providing a uniquely serene and spiritual experience for each individual viewer.