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Kinetic Explorations of Color, works by Michael Robbins

Kinetic Explorations of Color, works by Michael Robbins

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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About the Artist
Michael Robbins is an artist, psychotherapist, poet, and Qi Gong/Taoist meditation teacher who lives and works out of the Vernon Street Art Studios in Somerville. As a native of NYC, he was fueled by vast accessibility of art & culture and by growing-up in a creative household. His father, a sculptor, was one of the founders of the Expressive Therapy movement and his mother directs one of the oldest children’s theatres in NYC. The richness and excitement of this environment made a profound impression, influencing Michael’s career and various artistic pursuits.

Artists Statement
Entering the creative process is like diving into a rushing river. I have no idea where it will take me. I begin by throwing colors and textures onto the canvas to create a dynamic surface. Soon shapes emerge that swirl into a beginning organization. At this point I start to serve the innate intelligence of a creative process and listen acutely to what it has to say. Sometimes what emerges is literal, sometimes it is abstract. The important thing is that it has its own internal coherence and dynamism.

This series of four paintings are explorations of accidents at the edge of chaos that I have shaped into compositions of emotionally evocative colors, wild electrical action, rhythm and texture. In each of them I have tried to touch the creative dynamism that is born as form emerges from the formless.

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About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.