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It is the concept of the human individual, or the character, and the narrative element of an image that is most important to me. Characters convey so much meaning about life that one need only be drawn to the expression however subtle, to grasp the meaning of a work of art. Like an author, I describe the narrative… Read More
It is the concept of the human individual, or the character, and the narrative element of an image that is most important to me. Characters convey so much meaning about life that one need only be drawn to the expression however subtle, to grasp the meaning of a work of art. Like an author, I describe the narrative through the characters surroundings, the expression on their faces, and the things they are wearing. I often use friends as subjects, and I try to convey their personality through the most candid aspects of their expression.

My interest with characters and narrative stems from a fascination with free will and our obligation to use it. Small inconsequential decisions made now may have drastic consequences later, yet we must decide. As such I try to leave more questions than answers when creating my paintings as in reality we are constantly asking ourselves “what if?” or “what happened?” more than we know exactly what to do or what transpired.

In creating works of fantasy I can invent worlds that, while unbelievable, are rooted in a language we all can interpret that speaks to our instinct to question our existence.

As humans the language we speak is figural. Figures are a tool in which we express most of our emotions. Realism is also a tool with which one is able to easily grasp the concept of a painting as we find ourselves within a real world with real objects. Much of our language focuses on what is real and tangible, even if we make up what we think is real or tangible.

Therefore, to create a believably real yet fantastic environment I use my own photographic references and digital manipulation to create a cohesive scene with knowledge about form and color theory. So as I paint I adhere to classical models of figure and oil painting while maintaining a contemporary approach to content and content creation. As inspiration I draw upon the teachings of old and new masters of painting and illustration and stories within modern science fiction and fantasy to create works of art that feature fantastic worlds in which characters are portrayed doing fantastic things. Read Less
  • Freelance Artist/Illustrator
    Freelance — Irwin, PA, USA
  • Gallery intern
    28 west second gallery and studio space — Greensburg, PA, USA
  • Studio Assistant
    Gabe Felice — Greensburg, PA, USA
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Robert Sage started his artistic career at Westmoreland County Community College in 2008 as a Graphic Design Major and switched to Fine Art with a minor in Graphic design by 2010 after which he transferred to Seton Hill University to major in Studio Art from Spring of 2011 till the present and has since exhibited … Read More
Robert Sage started his artistic career at Westmoreland County Community College in 2008 as a Graphic Design Major and switched to Fine Art with a minor in Graphic design by 2010 after which he transferred to Seton Hill University to major in Studio Art from Spring of 2011 till the present and has since exhibited his artwork at the Harlan gallery at Seton Hill University and Dv8 Coffee shop in Greensburg. In 2012 he painted a Mural in downdown Greensburg and has done CD cover art for a Crohns and Colitis benefit CD. Read Less
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