Burlington City Arts

City Hall Gallery

​April 2017

Artist: Robert Gold


In all my art, I strive to uncover the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary. We’ve become such a visual society and we’re constantly inundated with images. Despite so much to look at, I find it’s disturbingly easy to lose sight of what matters and miss the beauty unfolding right in front of us. That’s why, with my compositions, I focus so intently on seeing the everyday in a brand new way. My current pieces grew from my experimentation in the 1980s with developing Polaroid instant photos directly onto wet, watercolor paper. I used the still-wet colors from these image transfers as the palettes that I painted with. The resulting pieces were half photo-realistic, half impressionistic. Thinking back, the whole process strikes me as a non-computerized version of Photoshop.