Richard Roblin is an internationally recognized artistic master. He consistently and passionately has pursued his artistic vision while remaining true to the deepest impulses of his soul. Richard has quietly and steadfastly developed his coterie of collectors who have been excited and inspired by his creativity.

Richard's journey as an artist has taken him throughout North America, Europe, the Orient, and India. He has imbibed the teachings of many cultures. His passion for creativity extends through his practice of architecture, design, sculpture and painting. Roblin's works are exhibited and collected widely through commercial galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with architects and designers to provide site-specific artworks. He continues to do major commissions for corporate and private collectors.

"I love to paint", Roblin says. "The nature of my painting activities is to engage with the magical resonances of colour and form. I play with the dynamics of luminosity to reveal the sense of joy which inspires it. My process of painting is to begin by drawing with colour, a line or shape. Everything that emerges is defined by that primary impulse which is like the leap of a dancer onto life's stage. Suddenly, the canvas begins to light up. Each canvas is an open door, a dance circle, a symphony of breath breathing its life through the action of the artist. Each artist, an understudy of creation itself, re-enacts the birth of the universe."



Richard Roblin is a poet.
Using color and shape, his works unveil the subtlety of a yellow,the shock of a red, and the transcendence of a blue in a way we've never considered before. Like Monet who saw the purple in a shadow, or Van Gogh who illuminated yellow and green energy in 'A Starry Night', Richard‚ÄĚs paintings give weight to what is transcendent. They speak loudly without words. Carefully layering thought and process, he pushes his medium -paint- to both expose and conceal what lies within. Like the slow opening of a densely layered flower or the accelerated time lapse stages of growth, the poetics of his paintings can reveal new meaning with every look.

Richard Roblin is an archaeologist.
With paint, palette knives and brushes, he reveals what lies deep below the surface --be it desires of the subconcious or dreams. Through the complex process of underpainting in which the dynamics of color relationships create a vibrant visual bed, Roblin builds up the canvas, leaving traces of color-- revealed then concealed -- as he deftly mines the layers of our experience. We see in his paintings fragments of the past, memories, then possibilities of a future, as the work vibrates with new visual connections. More than paintings, these works are sculpted topographies. In their recesses both subtle and explosive dreamscapes, like revelations, are exposed.

Richard Roblin is a visionary.
Employing his experience and admiration for architecture, essential forms in geometry, and harmonic connections to music, Roblin connects his works directly to our souls. Through both accident and intention and learning to see anew, we travel with him on this thrilling journey to discover the power and possibility that exist on the canvas. Fearless and strong, he engages the viewer not only in his own act of making art, but in the beautiful gift he gives us to participate.

Richard Roblin is a spirit guide.
In helping us learn to really look, we find ourselves experiencing the architecture of spirit. Richard paints, scrapes, draws and pours pigment across the surface, revealing the essence of a thought and the intention in his heart while at the same time guiding us to find what is buried deep within our own. Through their underlying layered structure, these paintings sing their truth, a knowledge we hear not with our ears, but feel with our souls.

Richard Roblin is, in every sense of the word, an artist.

~ Wendy Dubow Polins