Description: Mixed media, acrylic, enamel, metal, wood collage on wood panel
Robert Weil was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He has lived in New Orleans, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles and currently resides in Malibu. He studied at the Art Institute in San Francisco and in Santa Barbara with abstract artist, Kenneth Nack.
Weil has produced artwork in his studio since 1969 using lithography, silkscreen, etching, monotype, offset lithography, computer graphics, photography and acrylic painting on wood, aluminum, and canvas.
”I’m an image junkie. I paint from old photographs, original drawings, stills from home movies, video grabs and digital photography. Some of these images are scanned into my computer and graphically altered. I paint the final image on wood or canvas using acrylic paint. I often use an airbrush, painting freehand without the use of masking materials. This creates a soft, feather-edged effect. Traditional paint application including brush, pastels, charcoal, enamel and pencil are also used.”