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.
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 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.
Featured image: Robert Baribeau – Untitled (detail), 2004
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|2013||Robert Baribeau 1980||NOW, Allan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NY||Solo|
|2012||From Surrealism to Pop: the Aesthetics of Collage||Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY||Group|
|2008||Robert Baribeau New Work||Allan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NY||Solo|
|2005||About Paint||Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT||Group|
|2004||Field Paintings, Still Lifes and Objects||Allan Stone Gallery, NewYork, NY||Solo|
|2002||Group Show||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Abstraction||Group|
|2000||Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1999||Fruits & Flowers, Skies & Pies||Allan Stone Gallery, New York,NY||Group|
|1999||Carrying On, Autzen & Littman Galleries||PSU Dept of Art, Portland, OR||Group|
|1998||New Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1998||Summer Selections||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1996||Spring Group Exhibition||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1995||Recent Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1994||Robert Beribeau||Gallery 205, Portland State University, Portland, OR||Solo|
|1992||Group Show||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1991||Group Show||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1991||New Talent||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1990||37 Painters and Sculptors: ABC Gallery||ABC Building New York, NY||Group|
|1990||Recent Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1989||Recent Abstract Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1987||New Acquisitions||Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY||Group|
|1987||Images on Paper Invitational||Art and Architecture Gallery, Knoxville, TN||Group|
|1987||Rober Beribeau||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1986||Rober Beribeau||Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|1986||Recent Abstract Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1983||Five Painters||Jeremy Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1981||For Love and Money: Dealers Choose||Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1981||Recent Paintings||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1980||Rober Beribeau||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|1979||Gallery Group||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1979||Talent||Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1978||Group Show||Duncan Gallery, New York, NY||Group|
|1977||Artist of Oregon||Portland Museum, Portland, OR||Group|
|1974||White Gallery||Portland, OR||Group|
|1971||Group Show||Bush Gallery, Salem, OR||Group|