Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Robert Mars is design director for Zoo York by day; fine artist by night. For a man so integral in the aesthetic of this urban design institution, the subject matter and style of his personal work are a surprising departure from the established look of Zoo York.
While Zoo York is unapologetically urban and aptly captures gritty skateboarding culture, Mars’ own painting and mixed media work samples from a larger pool of American culture, something he dubs as “a chronicle of Americana” that exploits a shared nostalgia for the past and has the vintage quality of 1950s and 60s American design and advertising art.
CHECK OUT THIS COOL ARTICLE ON ROBERT-MARS VIA: JUXTAPOZ