Johnny Robles

Miami Native Johnny Robles work is approached with a reserved, collective and methodical rationale that’s apparent in his developing collection. Creating from memories and reinterpreting them constantly, Robles’ themes derive inspiration from complex paradigms shaped or changed by nature and nostalgic visions of childhood. The impulse toward story telling in his drawings, paintings, and sculptures is set-off against the immediacy of his precise, compelling imagery. Johnny’s saturated color palette, subject matter, technique and bold themes unfold creating visual conundrums for the viewer and even himself. His attempt to explore new dimensions and forms in his work embody emotive and perceptual associations such as play, interaction, elation and control.

Robles attended the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy and later the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), from where he received his BFA.

Robles attended the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy and later the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), from where he received his BFA.
Recalling the echo of memories that marked my own childhood, these memories come from family gathering, tv and films and programs for children. Beneath a surface is very experimental very minimal and taken out echoes of nostalgia. it’s a natural creative process, creating things starting from these memories every bit as much as from current wishes and moods I reinterpret them constantly

He currently lives and works in Miami, FL.

“Ive been trying to reverse the state of childhood into adult hood with some of my works. Also attempting to retrace ambiguous memories or feelings of my childhood and my fascination with science and nature. It starts out with daydreaming, which most adults dont do anymore, instead play in there minds. I thought it would be appropriate to create something where people can play out loud for others as well for themselves to experience. It involved a physical act of cause and effect, surprise, game and interaction. For this piece I used primitive tools such as slingshots and rocks as a trigger to create a painting.”

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Johnny Robles

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From the series ‘‘Open the Light’’
Acrylic, enamel and aerosol paint spray on primed coated paper.
Cherry/Birch hand made curved wood frame
30.5 x 79 x 2.5 inches
2013
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