CoRK EAST, STUDIO 27
I paint abstractly for personal emotional expression, utilizing acrylic on canvas and mixed media. My art is inspired by complex dreams and the philosophy of human nature. My early work focused on experimenting with color field painting and the contrast and comparison of vibrant colors and shapes.
Recent work explores philosophical theories, particularly those of Plato, as reflected in the "Divided Line" series, which graphically represents the Allegory of the same name, and the "Dissociation" series, which investigates Plato’s Theory of Good and Evil.
Through the use of bold color blocking, geometric shapes, and fluid brush strokes, I produce abstract pieces that examine the influence of color and composition on the psyche to stimulate an emotional reaction on a subconscious level.
Robyn Andrews is a Jacksonville, Florida abstract artist. She began painting with acrylics as a youth in the 1980’s, under the nickname/pseudonym Lara Hall. Deeply influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement, her early work consisted of experimentation with various styles, particularly Neo-Plasticism and Color Field painting. Moving her studio, Lara Hall Art, to the CoRK Arts District in 2015, she began to produce series work that dissects philosophical theories through the use of contrasting colors and bold geometric compositions, alternating with fluid brush strokes and color blocking meant to encourage contemplation and deep introspection. In addition to painting with acrylic on canvas and mixed media, Ms. Andrews enjoys photographing cityscapes, architecture, and nature to capture the unique personalities in animals, places, and people she encounters. Writing in the forms of poetry, prose and fiction are also of interest.