About the speaker
Robinson is a educator and mixed media artist born, raised and superhero’d in Baltimore Maryland. He has a background in film (www.grasshopperphilms.com) , 2D animation and Business Marketing. Robinson has been a visual artist for as long as he could successfully write his own name. He feels the blank canvas is just another portal to which his stories can be told. Robinson is a self taught artist who operates in “The Random”. He compares his work to a mixture of the Mona Lisa and the morning cartoons of the 80’s. Robinson is inspired from the works of artist like Emory Douglas, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring.
Robinson’s work thrives through diverse mediums. He uses the elements of traditional 2D drawings , video installation, fashion, live performance, paintings and sculptural objects to display his animated narratives. The illustrations are inspired by what Robinson feels the universe presents before him through family, friends, society, conversation and the rhythms of culture. Robinson uses simplicity as his driving force to birth his vast array of original characters titled The Black Genius Art Show. Robinson’s TBGAS is a tool that inspires not just his own artistry but also the way art is accepted within a society. Once labeled as color blind, Robinson’s use of bright & contrasting palettes are instant attention grabbers that draw in a colorful people and ignites a colorful conversation. Under the motto “Create Everyday”, Robinson has over 200 original illustrations (acrylic/oil based paintings), a collection of wearable Garments based off of his unique characters and an assortment of animated projects in the works. Robinson currently works with school based programs, universities, youth groups, galleries, art initiatives and community based organizations throughout the states to further The Black Genius Art Show.
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