b. 1956 in Santa Fe, New Mexico; lives in New York City, New York and Santa Fe
Robert Kelly’s work continues to explore the metaphysics of mark-making and painting on a variety of richly constructed surfaces. Combining influences of the Bauhaus from Van Doesburg to Mondrian, with those of Schwitters and Klee, Kelly weds hints of the historical with the contemporary. His play of edges, angles, and cuts creates a tension and an intuitive logic to the placement of line and form. A twin, Robert’s latest series of prints investigates the idea of doubleness through images that reflect, oppose, or mimic each other. The play of positive and negative spaces often accent his interest in duality.