The Universe in Motion of Frank Robbins

By Lilia Trápaga

The work of the multi-talented visual artist, painter, cartoonist and illustrator, Frank Robbins, opens the door to a parallel universe in which time and space are subject to different rules. With a singular mastery, Frank transcended the linear concept of time to create a dimension that encompasses, simultaneously, before and after. As for the use of space, objects are sometimes represented in a succession of images in order to portray reality in motion.

Works by Frank Robbins
Sat, Sep 15, 6-8pm
Galería Bordello
Órganos 19 (between Hernández Macías & Volanteros)
Info: 044 415 124 94 78

Although in his passion for capturing action and the fleeting nature of the instant, as well as in his use of perspective seen from various angles, one could listen to cubist and futurist echoes. The originality of his work is undeniable.

The creator’s extensive career as a cartoonist and illustrator and his remarkable skill in depicting the human figure make it the mainstay of his art. His many themes include beach scenes suggesting the inevitable passing of time, San Miguel ambiances, deep-felt anti-war paintings, daily life images, self-portraits, and exciting series of paintings and drawings about bullfighting. With his love for art in general, Robbins turns us into first- row spectators of vibrant dance and music shows. Throughout his work, sensuality and moods are skillfully represented by luminous flashes, spirals and diagonal lines.

Frank Robbins, born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1917, was a gifted child who achieved recognition from the age of nine. After becoming a consecrated artist in the United States, Frank settled permanently in San Miguel de Allende in the mid-seventies to devote himself to his art. Here he met and married Fran Rowe and they were together until his death in 1994. On Saturday, September 15, there will be a closing reception at Bordello Gallery for the exhibition of this extraordinary artist. Don’t fail to attend this unique and memorable event.

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