Robert Xavier Burden: His Wild Blue Yonder
It’s easy to get lost in one of Robert Burden’s paintings, and that’s the idea. He invested the time, and so should you. Beginning his under-paintings with bright blue, which he chooses for the rich value range that supports the strong colors pulsating his universe, he creates grand epics. Currently working on Battle for the Arctic, which features Vladimir Putin and Prince Haakon of Norway, as well as Hermey the Elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, he invokes the innocence of youth to explore huge themes. The first big one was The 20th Century Space Opera, his ode to Star Wars.
July 21, 2016