Robert Bell Fine Art

PORTFOLIO

WELCOME

New figurative work, including male models, will be hanging at THE MATCHBOX in RiNo for all of October 2019.

 

Artist Profile Rob Bell FULL Final

 

SHOWS

2019 SHOW SCHEDULE

• Future MATCHBOX October 2019.

• Past IMPROPER CITY RiNo, Denver

• Past ST. PAUL TAVERN 3111 E Colfax Ave

• Past RiNo Made store in Zeppelin Station February 2019. 3501 Wazee St, Ste 100

 

Live Painting @ Infinite Monkey Theorem March 9/24 2018


 

Figure Drawings @ The Matchbox Nov-Dec 2017


 

Four Seasons Hotel Denver Artist-In-Residence


 

TWOinONE @Voodoo Comedy Playhouse


 

Shadows on the Wall

 

Dada Art Bar Group Show



 

Text & The Female Form

Show runs through January
Reception: January 10, 2014 - The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer St. Denver CO

 

STRUCTURE, CHAOS AND TEXT

May 2 - May 31, 2008 - Denver, Colorado

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ORGANIC STRUCTURES

November 9 - December 31, 2007 - Boulder, Colorado

 

CO-EXISTENCE

October 3, 2008 7pm. - Tastes Wine Bar - Denver, Colorado

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AT THE COLLISION OF ROCK N ROLL AND TURPENTINE

May 4, 2007

 

DECEMBER SALE AT SMFA

After completing my first semester at SMFA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts) in Boston, I entered their annual december sale with three monoprints. I sold all three and the show raised over $950,000 toward artists and student scholarships, the most successful in its 25 year history. It included work from students, staff and alumni from the school. Some of the alumni that exhibited were Robert Rauschenberg, and Franz Kline!

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SOLIDIFYING THE ABSTRACT

July 7 - July 31, 2006

 

NEWS

PUBLISHED in the RiNo Art District Annual Field Guide

My artwork and solo show at the RiNo Made Store in Zeppelin Station was recently featured in the 2019 RiNo Art District Field guide on page 11. Go pick one up!

 

RINO MADE STORE

Look for my work at the RiNo Made store in Zeppelin Station in February. 3501 Wazee St, Ste 100, Denver, CO 80216

 

Robert Bell Artist Profile Video

Artist Profile Rob Bell FULL Final

 

Dada Art Bar Group Show April 3rd 2015


 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

June 6, 2014 - Shadows on the Wall, Dada Art Bar, Denver CO
2014 - Text and the Female Form, The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer St., Denver CO
2013 - Sirens and Vino, The Infinite Monkey Theorem 3200 Larimer St., Denver CO
2008 - Structure, Chaos and Text, SQUARE 101 GALLERY, Denver CO
2007 - Organic Structures, exhibitrek, THE GALLERY, Boulder CO
2006 - Solidifying the Abstract, Washington Street Art Center, Boston MA
2005 - Dixon's Restaurant, Denver, CO
2005 - The Parlour, Denver, CO
2004 - Studio 3, Boulder, CO
2004 - Royce Galleries, Denver, CO

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 - Group Show, Dada Art Bar, Denver Colorado
2006 - CLOSE PROXIMITY, Post-Baccalaureate Group Show, SMFA, Boston, MA
2006 - Juried Printmaking Show, SMFA, Boston, MA
2005 - December Sale, SMFA, Boston, MA
2002 - Exhibiting Artist at Gallery Sovereign, Boulder, CO
August 2002 - Artwork featured on cover of Portraits section of the Daily Camera newspaper (Boulder, CO)

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

I have recently acquired representation from Exhibitrek, The Gallery in downtown Boulder, near the Pearl Street Mall. Please visit their site when you get a chance: www.exhibitrek.com. I am grateful and excited for this new opportunity and am confident it is a positive step for my career and artistic journey. I look forward to showing my work in this beautiful space and will keep everyone posted when I get a show.

 

SOLIDIFYING THE ABSTRACT July 7th - July 31, 2006

Solidifying the Abstract: New Works by Robert Bell and Kirk Snow
Contrary to the meaning of the word, abstract art tries to make a replication of thoughts and concepts that have no concrete existence. Visually an artist has to transport the viewer to a place beyond what is natural. A place where belief is no longer an idea, but something with weight and volume. This is where the work of Robert Bell and Kirk Snow intersects.
 
Robert Bell's work derives from a play with proportion and harmony in his heavy biomorphic forms. The paintings and prints he creates are in constant dialogue, playing their atmosphere off one another in a game of theme and variation. Bell identifies process as his most effective tool, using methodical technique to counter emotion and spontaneity.
 
Kirk Snow uses form to dictate function in his unique screenprints. He devises a syntax that is inherent to a man made form, and puts it to use as a rule set in his work. The result is imagery comfortably familiar to the viewer, but wholly removed from the existence of the original object.
 
Solidifying the Abstract is on view at the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington Street, Somerville) from July 7 - July 31.

 

ABOUT

Robert Bell Artist Profile Video

Artist Profile Rob Bell FULL Final

 

EDUCATION

2011 - Web Design Certificate, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, CO)
2006 - Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
2000 - BFA, Colorado State University
1999 - Santa Chiara Art Center (Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy) International student

 

Artist Statement

Each collection of work on display is a single circle overlapping one another. At the center of these intersecting circles, you find the core of my artistic drive: remaining conflicted in the moment of creativity. During these moments, I find myself obsessing over each piece of work as it is plucked from my subconscious and forced onto the canvas. I'll compose each line, each brush stroke in my head before entering the studio, only to abandon those preconceptions and allow nature to compose itself. The intersection of sensuality, shape, dimension and flow are all fragments of a whole that pull my creativity across each medium with finesse and spontaneity. By attracting the eye with a high-contrast color palette, I tear away each seam of the illusion by abstracting the organic subject matter. This is my analogy for the duality of the human condition – the pull between the world we live in, and the reveries we find ourselves musing over. Each of my compositions drives the viewer to find the balance between striking forces that define my work: warm or cool, analogous or complimentary, realism or abstractionism. Finding the inherent beauty of the natural world around us by drawing on these opposing forces pushes each work to detail itself as both the beginning and the end of a journey, of a moment, of a meaning.

 

GRAPHIC ART

Coming soon: Robert Bell's Graphic Art Portfolio. Click on the images below to view.

 

REPRESENTATION AT TRANSLATIONS GALLERY, DENVER

January 2008. I have recently acquired representation by Translations Gallery, a beautiful new art space in downtown Denver. Please visit their site: TRANSLATIONS GALLERY