You may know Rich Robinson as a renowned guitarist and songwriter, as well as co-founder of the seminal rock act The Black Crowes. He is also a music producer, photographer and abstract painter. His paintings presented here reflect a great use of texture and layering, in oil, gold leaf, bronze and metallic on canvas.
"My inspiration to paint comes from the possibility of what could be," Rich explained to PASTE Magazine. "For me, the painting process differs from music because of the solitude involved. It starts and stops when I decide. The similarity is the way I’m influenced. With music, it’s the sonics that influence me. A tone can spark a whole song. With painting, it’s the color and textures that influence me. I layer on the paint and as the textures develop, the painting takes shape. The general relationship is different because of the number of senses used. With guitar it’s my ear that dictates the song and moves me. With painting it’s the feel of the paint, the feel of the brush in your hands, the smell of the paint and the depth of what I’m seeing. Music is much more ethereal.”
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