Robert Aitchison is originally from Spring, Texas and holds a BFA from The University of Texas (Austin). He has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad including recent exhibitions in Brooklyn, NY and La Paz, Bolivia.
His work has been featured or reviewed in The Austin American Statesman, La Razon (Bolivia), and Voet Noot (Netherlands) among other publications.
Aitchison moved to NYC in 1998 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
My work explores the landscape of daily life.
In this technology-saturated world of high speed interactions, distractions, and overstimulating imagery, I’m held attentive to the slower, simple immediacy of my surroundings. My works explore the intimacy of those moments that pause me in the midst of familiar routines, resonating with a contemplative character.
The construction of my paintings and drawings is guided by sketches, studies, and memories. The works evolve from the synthesis of these disparate visual records, investigating compelling motifs and arrangements of composition, color, and space that express the poetic experience of place.