Robert Massy

Biography

Robert Massy, Canadian artist-painter, born in Montreal in 1973.

True artist by nature, he perfected himself in different domaines such as theatre, photography and computer assisted sound design. Obsessed with the “Big Bang”, the universe and human evolution; and impressed by the works by Pollock, Riopelle and Richter, he is now propelled to devote himself to the visual arts.

He developed his own technique as an artist-painter as his need to create, express himself and exist continues. He prefers to paint large canvases favouring acrylic, aerosol and charcoal. He applies these materials with an automated approach under the influence of fetish music. Texture is omnipresent in his work. He creates layers of dense acrylics. Black and white is followed by a palette of vibrant colours. Lines from the knife and brush overlap creating abstract landscapes and forms that reflect reality.

Always exploring new avenues to create collections with themes.

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”

-Louis Nizer 1902-1994