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Robert Lebsack creates this artwork using mixed media with ink, acrylic and charcoal on newspaper and wood. His work focuses on social and cultural issues. By utilizing copies of newspaper print as the background the viewer can use their own interpretation and random image word association to bring meaning to each …

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Robert Lebsack’s mixed-media paintings layers human subjects and landscapes in ink, acrylic, and charcoal atop fragments of headlines, articles, and advertising from newspapers. With the newspaper providing the social and cultural background (literally and figuratively), Lebsack uses the confrontations between his subjects and a surreal and inscrutable landscape to address various crises of contemporary society, such as materialism, nuclear proliferation, waste, loneliness, and isolation. The newspaper fragments often are juxtaposed seemingly at random, challenging the viewer to read the bits and form their own interpretation and free word association. Lebsack also has a very active practice as a large-scale public muralist.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Beneath the SurfaceArtspace Warehouse
2016
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2016Artspace Warehouse
2015
Affordable Art Fair New York Spring 2015Artspace Warehouse
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Mutually Beneficial, 2014

Mixed Media on Wood
36 × 48 in
91.4 × 121.9 cm
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Location
Los Angeles, Zürich

Robert Lebsack creates this artwork using mixed media with ink, acrylic and charcoal on newspaper …

Medium
Signature
Signed on back

Robert Lebsack’s mixed-media paintings layers human subjects and landscapes in ink, acrylic, and charcoal atop fragments of headlines, articles, and advertising from newspapers. With the newspaper providing the social and cultural background (literally and figuratively), Lebsack uses the confrontations between his subjects and a surreal and inscrutable landscape to address various crises of contemporary society, such as materialism, nuclear proliferation, waste, loneliness, and isolation. The newspaper fragments often are juxtaposed seemingly at random, challenging the viewer to read the bits and form their own interpretation and free word association. Lebsack also has a very active practice as a large-scale public muralist.

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