Rob Pruitt lives and works in New York. Born 1964, Washington, D.C, he went on to study at the Corcoran College and the Parsons School. Solo Exhibitions include Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Massimo De Carlo, Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, Kunsthalle Zurich, Air de Paris, MoCA Detroit, Aspen Art Museum, LAND Los Angeles, Brant Foundation Art Study Center and many more.
Edition of 125
6 colour screenprint with hand applied glitter on Somerset Tub Sized Satin Radiant White 410gsm.
76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in)
Signed and dated by the artist on archival label on reverse.
About the work:
Translating personal experience into broader political statements, Pruitt's work is eclectic and ironic, often striving to achieve a spectacle while retaining a sense of social, cultural, or artistic critique. Perhaps best known for his Panda paintings, he creates large-scale canvases featuring pandas rendered in black-and-white glitter. Describing his own work as populist, Pruitt has said that his pieces are “basically blown-up versions of dining table craft projects.” He continues, “I’ve really enjoyed letting the world know that not everything is so mystified or so regulated to expertise—that you can make something really beautiful with a little ingenuity and some supplies from Michael’s.” Spanning the disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, and performance, Pruitt's practice often bridges the gap between art and life, and has been met with both critical and commercial success.
About the Artist: