Description Being Batmans sidekick isnt everything they promise in the recruiting videos. This painting focused on the disintegration and destruction of Robin the Boy Wonder. The TV show glamourized him like he was one of the Monkees, and I reimagined him to be a darker character spending most of his childhood dealing with death and crime, feeling disturbed and hardened, and oppressed by Batmans overbearing presence.
Bill O'Neil, Milwaukee Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement My artwork inspirations include a few odd conspirators like the chaotic influences of cryptography, prime numbers, and decay. I'm also influenced by Eames-era artifacts, retro-modern abstract art, architecture, and advertising. And all these inspirations manifest themselves in the different pieces I produce.
I really never approach my art very logically. It’s all fairly impulsive and obsessive. I just try to understand what it means when it’s complete. I like to think of my style as a super-nautural fusion of urban graffiti, mid-century modern abstracts, advertising design, and some kind of otherworldly information maps.
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