Robert Berman Gallery presents a solo art exhibition from Robert Sean Coons titled “Distortions,” a collection of new paintings that are influenced by the artist’s surroundings and his ability to deceive the viewer by changing their perception of the obvious. Each painting is a vision that changes meaning according to your relative contextual environment.
Coons encourages the viewer to seek out the hidden dimensions of each painting through his discovery and interpretation, however, the underlying subject matter is not easily revealed. Varying in sizes, the foreground images are created in repeat motif style of fun themes and act as a diversion, while the background images display his Los Angeles surroundings of sex and beautiful women. The artist expresses the overall concept as “ work showing the prevailing sexual nature of the human experience and how it underlines most everything we are and do whether we admit it or not.”
Through this time consuming process of developing multiple levels of concept Coons is able to create beauty and wonder while surprising the viewer. These fun works with sexy hidden images creates an emotional experience as your perception changes as the underlying subject matter is revealed.
Robert Sean Coons was born in 1968 in Stanford, CA. He received his B.F.A, at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. He presently works and lives in Los Angeles.