This is my first artist statement im making it for my web site which my sis is designing. feed back would be much appreciated.
Summarizing ones self is such a challenge. I say self because I made the choice 4 years ago to devote my every bean to the act and product of creation. My name is Robert brown and I am as of now a 22 year Artist in my 4rth year of college at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Since the tender age of five I have always been in the constant mode of illustrating what my imagination propels me into drawing, sculpting, animating etc. As child a I was always wanting to create my own world that was as visually impacting and compelling as were those created by my hero’s growing up (my mom, John carpenter, George Lucas, Jim Henson, Giger, Todd McFarlane and many others). As a child I was constantly in “ make believe” I found my self at home with nature , you would find me in my back yard observing various insect like spiders, praying mantis, and small reptiles. I was always interested in there ingenious adaptation and perfect bio-logistic functionality, but of course as a kid I didn’t know that this was why I was drawn to nature, I was thinking “ wow pretty”. As time progressed I began to find more hero’s and more inspiration all the while refining my skills as a draftsmen. It was around age 13 that I saw a channel in which I knew I could poor out the contents of my imagination, the game industry. Having been at this point an advent game player the thought had never crossed my mind (Games being art). I joined the Cleveland institute of art in 2002, and that first year was defiantly a doozey. I had always been around artist all my life as with my family being made up of artist( my mom, sisters and little brother are artist as well),but to be around so many individuals who all have there own passions and artistic choices in aesthetics has defiantly given me a new experience in diversity.
Having been in art school for 4 years especially one so traditional has given me a growth spurt in not just the craft of my work and my skill as a draftsmen, but both intellectually and conceptually I have grown into a new person. The ability to deconstruct the content of all things we take interest in is an invaluable understanding. An Artist must be honest with his or herself in order to understand not simply there work, but the source behind there intuitive choices. Art for me is now turning into play again I feel my self coming back to the source, the reason I made the choice to devote myself to creativity (its fun)! The majority of my work is a mixed media of 2d and 3d renderings, my work is very figurative and often I create characters and later the worlds they encompass (or visa versa) often I will simply create arbitrary renderings which our investments of process and later studies for other concepts .I am a very ambitious and fast leaning person which is why allot of my knowledge is self taught. I believe that as an artist we have the power to influence and shape the world we live in to a tremendous extent, and in order to that we must first explore ourselves through play and creativity so that we can better understand the meaning of our manifestations.