Robert Kingston - Shadow Mountain, 2013 (detail) - Copyright Robert Kingston

Robert Kingston/ Robert Kingston

United States 1955

Painting

www.robertkingston.com

Robert Kingston
Robert Kingston
Male
United States
1955

Robert Kingston is an American artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his lyrical, abstract paintings created primarily in acrylic.

Art by Robert Kingston

Robert Kingston - A Call We Heard and Answered, 2014 - Chios, 2014 - Jacob's Ladder, 2014
Robert Kingston – A Call We Heard and Answered, 2014 / Chios, 2014 / Jacob’s Ladder, 2014

Robert Kingston received his BFA from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA in 1986, and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA in 1988. If observed from away, large portions of paintings seem to be raw canvas, but that is not the case. Every little part of pieces is painted, sometimes with layers of color so thin, that the texture of the fabric is visible. Kingston work in abstraction has evolved over the years in a special manner, and is different than other artists. The idea behind the work is to explore what can be accomplished using the paint.

Art by Robert Kingston

Robert Kingston - Before Our Histories Began, 2013 - Out of Blue Sky...(the Wind Sings), 2013 - Shadow Mountain, 2013
Robert Kingston – Before Our Histories Began, 2013 / Out of Blue Sky…(the Wind Sings), 2013 / Shadow Mountain, 2013

History of art, design and music are welcomed as inspiration and influences, but Kingston is keeping his artworks deeply personal and modern. Layer by layer, motifs grow and change. The paint is sometimes free to roam the through the canvas, affected by gravity, and sometimes contained by the artist. Kingston’s work requires time so it can be analyzed and seen in a way that all of its history, emotions and hard work are revealed. Every move of the brush, every carefully applied layer of paint, every color chosen, hide their intention at first, but, given enough time, they will tell a story in a spectacular manner.

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Robert Kingston lives and works in Altadena, Los Angeles.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Robert KingstonDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2009Robert KingstonRandall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2009Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2009WhiteRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2008Robert KingstonDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2008Four Abstract PaintersRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2007Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery Santa Monica, CASolo
2007Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2007Out of LineCalifornia State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CAGroup
2006Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2005Out of LineRiverside Art Museum, Riverside, CAGroup
2004Abstract Los AngelesGensler, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Los Angeles AbstractSoho Myriad, Atlanta, GAGroup
2004Dialogue: AbstractSpace, New York, NYGroup
2004Continental DividePlanet Thailand, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2004Abstractions - Five Gallery ArtistsRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2003Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2002Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2002New Mid-Century, Contemporary Interpretations of Organic & Geometric AbstractionNew Urban Art, Phoenix, AZGroup
2002Conspiracy II, New PaintingsL.I.C.K..Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NYGroup
2000Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2000The Significant PursuitSmack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1999Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1998A Slice of Apple, A Cross Section of Abstract Paintings From New YorkRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1998Contemporary Art WorksAntelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CAGroup
1997RecurrenceGallery Korea, New York, NYGroup
1996Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1996Formal Abstraction - New YorkRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1996A SalonRoom, New York, NYGroup
1996Pattern and ReliefSmack Melon Studio, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1994Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1994East - WestE. S. VanDam, New York City, NYGroup
1994AccrochageTennisportArts, Long Island City, New YorkGroup
1994CredoBrand Library, Glendale, CAGroup
1993Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1993polyABSTRACTRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1993UnknownGalerie Behemot, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
1992UnknownTBA Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1992World NewsMuckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CAGroup
1991Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1991World NewsOnyx Cafe, Los Angeles and Beyond Baroque, Venice, CAGroup
1990Robert KingstonRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1990Dialogue/Prague/Los Angeles: MonotypesArroyo Arts, Los Angeles CAGroup
1990UnknownClaremont Graduate School, Claremont, CAGroup
1990UnknownSpokane Art School Center for the Visual Arts, Spokane, WAGroup
1990Timeless ImpressionsThe Art Works, Riverside, CAGroup
1989Recent PaintingsEast and West Galleries, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CAGroup
1989Variations Los Angeles: The FormRuth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1989PragueLos Angeles Exchange Show, Prague, CzechoslavakiaGroup
1988Robert KingstonEast Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CASolo
1988A Downtown Art OdysseyGallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1988Eight ArtistsMt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CAGroup
1988Visual ExchangeHarris Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1987Robert KingstonDA Gallery, Pomona, CASolo
1987Artists for the HomelessSPARC Gallery, Venice, CAGroup
1987Salon des IndependentsRichard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1987Second FallEast Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CAGroup
1987Fringe FestivalHinshaw Gallery, Pitzer College Claremont, CAGroup
1987Ten Year Anniversary ExhibitCentury Gallery, Sylmar, CAGroup
1986DA Collage ShowDA Gallery, Pomona, CAGroup
1986EarlyNeoPostismWest Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CAGroup
1986Fresh PaintGallery C, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CAGroup
1985Group ShowBrooks Street Gallery, Venice, CAGroup
1984Selected WorksSanta Monica College, Santa Monica, CAGroup