“Road Less Traveled” Show/Exhibition in Bari Italy

Very excited to show the poster series I created in Ireland “Road Less Traveled” at a small gallery here in Bari Italy.

Il 22 aprile si presenterà l’esposizione di Robert John Paterson.

Robert John Paterson è un illustratore canadese che si impegna nella produzione di filmati e film d’animazione.
Laureato in disegno e comunicazione grafica all’Art Institute di Toronto ed inseguito in arte d’illustrazione e design all’Ontario College of Art and Design
Ha lavorato nell’ambito pubblicitario e come artista free-lance

“Nell’autunno del 2017 ho preso la decisione difficile di lasciare il Canada e viaggiare, con il piano di visitare nuovi posti, sperimentare culture e creare nuovo lavoro. Credo che le cose più difficili da fare siano le più gratificanti, e viaggiare da solo senza essere in grado di comunicare facilmente è stata un’incredibile fonte di ispirazione per la mia arte. Ho trascorso un po ‘di tempo in Portogallo, Islanda e Spagna sperimentando la combinazione di stampa e animazione. In Irlanda ho creato una serie di poster serigrafati chiamata “Road Less Traveled”, una reazione al mio tempo da solo e alle decisioni che ho preso che mi hanno condotto qui.
Queste immagini sono un mix di sentimenti di depressione, solitudine, rimpianto e isolamento – così come sentimenti positivi di libertà, fiducia, coraggio e prendere il destino nelle mie mani.”
RJ

Questo e molto altro vi attende il 22 aprile!
Nessuno conosce bene l’inglese e non vi sono critiche, l’arte non ha una lingua predestinata!

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Road Less Traveled Poster Series – Ireland

Incredible two months in Dundalk Ireland at Creative Spark.

This poster series are reaction/response pieces to some of the internal dialogue I’ve been having with myself over the last year. Plans are only plans. Having a plan is easy, taking those terrifying first steps to get moving is the most important part.

When my brother dropped me off at the airport in September I had a moment of hesitation. A moment of doubt thinking about how I don’t really know where I’m going, for sure don’t speak the language, and maybe this idea of traveling all the way across the world to experiment and develop new skills can maybe be done at the comfort of home. But here I am 6 months later, having lived in I think 5 different countries with a few more things still lined up. 

Here are the 6 finished posters as well as some process work. Loved my time in Ireland, can’t wait to come back someday.

Street Art Toronto Electrical Box

Street Art Toronto (or stART) commissions a couple dozen artist each year to paint a big ugly grey electrical box each, with the idea that it makes the city look nicer and it will cut down on vandalism. I was fortunate enough to be selected this year and decided to paint a few animals and sunset (classic)

I drew out my design in Adobe Illustrator then applied it to a template of the box so see how it would line up. I pretty much do everything in Illustrator. I love how I can create a figure or object out of basic shapes then move it around easily to build a composition

Final layout and colour rough of my design.

Step 1 was priming the box. It was in pretty rough shape so it took a few coats. Then I drew it out with pencil and started colouring it in, one colour at a time. Im used to screen printing so breaking down the image by layer is kind of second nature, and in this case worked out well.

Very happy with how it turned out, if you are in Toronto you can check it out at the corner of Broadview and Mortimer Ave

Here is a link to stART for more information on the application process if anyone is interested next year

Thanks for looking