Member artist Garrett Robinson is based in Oakland, CA.  He has been on the streets beautifying property with spray-paint.  He is a self-taught artist, who has been drawing since he was a child.  He no longer practices his skills on the street.  Instead, the street has become a resource for finding great wooden panels on the sidewalks and empty lots.  Garrett often time uses pen, ink, acrylic, and found wood to create his pieces.



His work is heavily influenced by his old craft, graffiti.  You can see major outlines and fill-in techniques.  Some of the portraits that he has painted, have pronounced wrinkles.  Garrett Robinson’s other outline work revolves around his environment; neighborhoods, and construction equipment.  He also has collage work, one of them is made up of magazines and stickers that reference women, diet, household, family, marriage, happiness, candy, flowers, beauty, pets, war and Kennedy.  Thematically, his pieces are references to the unveiling of life’s progression-aging, domestication, and politics.

For more information on Garrett’s work please visit his member site,

Image Featured (top):  "Bear", 2005, ink and acrylic on found wood, 24” x 36”

Image Featured (bottom):  "Untitled", 2007, ink and acrylic on found wood, 24” x 48"

Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward.


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