Bob and R!ch are here to save the world…or at least make some art about what they would save from total annihilation, if they had to. The open-theme and title came about during a brainstorming session between the duo after the first few canvasses had been completed by the artists. As they stood and looked at the first phase of work, R!ch looked at the images of women, vintage toys and other assorted affections and simply said, “Yup, this is everything I would save if it was the end of the world!” Bob nodded in agreement.
Both artists share a love for art that has bold color and flowing design, as well as having a place in their hearts for things like wind-up robots and retro rocket ships. It seemed only right that they joined forces on a series of paintings that merge all of this under one roof. R!ch starts out with a Pop Art style image, created through intricate layers of stenciling. Bob steps in next and works his bursting abstract-style over, under, around and through. The results are pieces of art that are best described as a candy coated explosion.
“Don’t Panic!” will be on Display at Eleven 2 Gallery, located inside 78th Street Studios on April 17th, 2015 & May 15th during the 3rd Friday Events.