Robert Baribeau - Untitled (detail), 2004

Robert Baribeau/ Robert Baribeau

United States 1949

Abstract Art, Painting, Collage

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Robert Baribeau
Robert Baribeau
Male
United States
1949
September 16, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Robert Baribeau is an American artist best known for landscapes he explores on his dynamic canvases that reminiscent Abstract Expressionism.

Robert was born in 1949, in born in Aberdeen, Washington. He studied at Portland State University and received his MFA at the Pratt Institute. He has been awarded with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pratt Institute Art Department Grant/Fellowship, and a Florence Saltzman-Heidel Foundation Grant as well.

Landscapes

Robert Baribeau - Millbrook 1500, 2011
Robert Baribeau – Millbrook 1500, 2011

From the very beginning of his career, in the 70s, Robert has been recognized and known for his use of bold, vibrant colors and his thick impasto. During his long career, Baribeau derived elements from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Color Field and Neo-Expressionism. He has been depicting the energy of post war New York alongside of pastoral and sublime atmosphere, inspired by the Mystical painters from the 50s. By fusing landscapes and abstraction, Robert managed to present nature with a lyrical touch, in all of its purity.

In the 80s, Baribeau started incorporating different shapes, like lines, spokes or circles. Next evolutional step he made in the 90s, when he made so called village paintings – with a small mounds and pictographs. From there, Robert moved to hard-edged geometries complemented with the use of found materials. Everything was usable, from old maps to any discarded household object. By doing so, he created graffiti-like artworks with an element of collage technique.

Baribeau’s Abstract work

Robert Baribeau  - Untitled, 2003
Robert Baribeau – Untitled, 2003

Baribeau’s work from the last decade is characterized by the use of pink, blue and white color. On the first glance it evokes a Romantic landscape, but then, the look goes down, to the lower part of the painting and the clash with the gritty and cacophonous section occurs.

His work has been a subject of Artforum, Artnews, The New York Times, The New York Sun and New York Magazine.

This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery from NY.

Robert Baribeau lives and works in Stanfordville, New York.

Featured image: Robert Baribeau – Untitled (detail), 2004
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2013Robert Baribeau 1980NOW, Allan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NYSolo
2012From Surrealism to Pop: the Aesthetics of CollageHollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NYGroup
2008Robert Baribeau New WorkAllan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NYSolo
2005About PaintWestport Arts Center, Westport, CTGroup
2004Field Paintings, Still Lifes and ObjectsAllan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NYSolo
2002Group ShowAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NY AbstractionGroup
2000Fortieth Anniversary ExhibitionAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1999Fruits & Flowers, Skies & PiesAllan Stone Gallery, New York,NYGroup
1999Carrying On, Autzen & Littman GalleriesPSU Dept of Art, Portland, ORGroup
1998New PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1998Summer SelectionsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1996Spring Group ExhibitionAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1995Recent PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1994Robert BeribeauGallery 205, Portland State University, Portland, ORSolo
1992Group ShowAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1991Group ShowAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1991New TalentAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
199037 Painters and Sculptors: ABC GalleryABC Building New York, NYGroup
1990Recent PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1989Recent Abstract PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1987New AcquisitionsNeuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NYGroup
1987Images on Paper InvitationalArt and Architecture Gallery, Knoxville, TNGroup
1987Rober BeribeauAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1986Rober BeribeauJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1986Recent Abstract PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1983Five PaintersJeremy Stone Gallery, New York, NY Group
1981For Love and Money: Dealers ChoosePratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1981Recent PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1980Rober BeribeauAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1979Gallery GroupAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1979TalentAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Group
1978Group ShowDuncan Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1977Artist of OregonPortland Museum, Portland, ORGroup
1974White GalleryPortland, ORGroup
1971Group ShowBush Gallery, Salem, ORGroup