Robert Petrick, ‘Shape Series’, 1989-2013, IFAC Arts

Gestural Geometry 1983-2013

About Robert Petrick

A prominent typographer, Robert Petrick creates painted and graphic works that have appeared in notable commercial projects and on album covers, and which fuse design and fine art sensibilities. “The alphabet is very beautiful, in the sense of being pure and abstract at the same time,” he has said. “I immediately saw the potential of change, and the poetic possibilities.” In abstract paintings, Petrick uses quick brushwork to construct canvases comprised of gestures and shapes that have an affinity with writing and design, in a style both rhythmic and lyrical.

American, b. 1945, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Structural Breakdown 3.0, Carter Burden Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Paint: Painting Group Show, Carter Burden Gallery, New York
Small Works Show, Carter Burden Gallery, New York