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robin mols
(1947- )
Nationality: us United States


285 artworks   Artistic domains : Design, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital Arts, Painting, Sculpture

American born in 1947 in Rochester, N.Y., Mols was interested in art at a young age. The son of a composer and gifted flutist, co-founder of the music dept. at the University of Buffalo, Robin was surrounded by the sounds of chamber music, opera, jazz, big bands and a lively but serious approach to the classics. He realized early on that the history of art and music is synonymous.
Robin studied art and painting at New Paltz State College, N.Y. from 1965-’67. Then from 1967-’69 he studied painting and graphics at Pratt Institute, NYC. An independent study in Europe rounded out the schooling years.
Mols felt the attraction of the West and in 1970, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to begin his professional career in the arts. The next 11 years were fruitful and diverse. Working in film, design, illustration, portraiture, and the fine arts, he developed the highly stylized figures and landscapes, which would become one of his trademarks. This ethereal style grew alongside his veneration for color and the powerful effect it has on mood and atmosphere, which is evident in his current work.
Over the years Mols has lived and worked in different places in the world: Haiti, Chile, France, Santa Fe, NM, Colorado, and New York, where he currently resides in Eden.
Evolving out of the diversity of the post-modern world where one could move freely between the extremes of realism and abstraction, Mols’ work consistently fused the two ends of the spectrum. In a century that has witnessed a complete transformation of image, he has in his own eclectic way, changed with the times. It is the voice within the artwork that is the central character that he wishes to focus on. Painting remains at the core of Robins’ work.
“The range and vastness of the possibilities that can be explored on a single canvas is as great as it ever was and perhaps ever will be”. RPM
American born in 1947 in Rochester, N.Y., Mols was interested in art at a young age. The son of a composer and gifted flutist, co-founder of the music dept. at the University of Buffalo, Robin was surrounded by the sounds of chamber music, opera, jazz, big bands and a lively but serious approach to the classics. He realized early on that the history of art and music is synonymous.
Robin studied art and painting at New Paltz State College, N.Y. from 1965-’67. Then from 1967-’69 he studied painting and graphics at Pratt Institute, NYC. An independent study in Europe rounded out the schooling years.
Mols felt the attraction of the West and in 1970, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to begin his professional career in the arts. The next 11 years were fruitful and diverse. Working in film, design, illustration, portraiture, and the fine arts, he developed the highly stylized figures and landscapes, which would become one of his trademarks. This ethereal style grew alongside his veneration for color and the powerful effect it has on mood and atmosphere, which is evident in his current work.
Over the years Mols has lived and worked in different places in the world: Haiti, Chile, France, Santa Fe, NM, Colorado, and New York, where he currently resides in Eden.
Evolving out of the diversity of the post-modern world where one could move freely between the extremes of realism and abstraction, Mols’ work consistently fused the two ends of the spectrum. In a century that has witnessed a complete transformation of image, he has in his own eclectic way, changed with the times. It is the voice within the artwork that is the central character that he wishes to focus on. Painting remains at the core of Robins’ work.
“The range and vastness of the possibilities that can be explored on a single canvas is as great as it ever was and perhaps ever will be”. RPM


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American born in 1947 in Rochester, N.Y., Mols was interested in art at a young age. The son of a composer and gifted flutist, co-founder of the music dept. at the University of Buffalo, Robin was surrounded by the sounds of chamber music, opera, jazz, big bands and a lively but serious approach to the classics. He realized early on that the history of art and music is synonymous.
Robin studied art and painting at New Paltz State College, N.Y. from 1965-’67. Then from 1967-’69 he studied painting and graphics at Pratt Institute, NYC. An independent study in Europe rounded out the schooling years.
Mols felt the attraction of the West and in 1970, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to begin his professional career in the arts. The next 11 years were fruitful and diverse. Working in film, design, illustration, portraiture, and the fine arts, he developed the highly stylized figures and landscapes, which would become one of his trademarks. This ethereal style grew alongside his veneration for color and the powerful effect it has on mood and atmosphere, which is evident in his current work.
Over the years Mols has lived and worked in different places in the world: Haiti, Chile, France, Santa Fe, NM, Colorado, and New York, where he currently resides in Eden.
Evolving out of the diversity of the post-modern world where one could move freely between the extremes of realism and abstraction, Mols’ work consistently fused the two ends of the spectrum. In a century that has witnessed a complete transformation of image, he has in his own eclectic way, changed with the times. It is the voice within the artwork that is the central character that he wishes to focus on. Painting remains at the core of Robins’ work.
“The range and vastness of the possibilities that can be explored on a single canvas is as great as it ever was and perhaps ever will be”. RPM


There is an image that is born in the process of painting
which regardless of the results, is a testament of the nature of man.
In the search for Truth, we seek for that which calls to us from the mysterious unknown, to see, perhaps understand, but which pulls at us to discover what lies beneath the whiteness of beginnings.
The journey is wrought with uncertainty and surely wrapped in chaos, but the end is a place of comfort to reflect and to review from the safety of hindsight.


2003 SPRING EXHIBITION Buffalo Society of Artists
“FALLS TALE” oil (Awarded Best of Show.)
CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM OF NIAGARA UNIVERSITY. US
1984 Waterfront Art Festival. Best of Show, Buffalo, New York. USA
1983 Hamburg Art Festival. Awarded Best of Show, Hamburg New York. USA
1964 Scholarship at the University of Buffalo, New York


2009

2009


THE CARTESIAN DIVIDE (SEVEN ARTIST)
ARTSPACE GALLERY


2008

2008


GATEWAY
Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibition
Art Dialogue Gallery


2009

2009


ALBRIGHT KNOX MUSEUM
MEMBERS GALLERY


2008

2008


ALBRIGHT KNOX MUSEUM
MEMBERS GALLERY


2007 Solo

2007   Solo


ENTRE LA OSCURIDAD Y LA LUZ
Santiago, Chile


2006 solo

2006     solo


OUT OF THE BLUE

Sunset Gallery
Buffalo, New York


Expos Collective (Listing)

Expos Collective (Listing)


2005 ERIE ART MUSEUM 82nd. ANNUAL SPRING SHOW "HIGHER GROUND"
2003 THEMES OF MODERN ART. ASPEN INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY
Aspen, Colorado. USA
2003 SPRING EXHIBITION Buffalo Society of Artists“FALLS TALE” oil
(Awarded Best of Show.) CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM OF NIAGARA
UNIVERSITY. USA
2003 107 TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION. “THE OTHER SIDE” oil
(JURIED by: MR. LOUIS GRACHOS Director of ALBRIGHT KNOX ART
MUSEUM Buffalo, NY) ART DIALOGUE GALLERY. BUFFALO, NEW YORK .USA
2002 LOST CITY OF GOLD. ERIE ART MUSEUM Erie, PA
1998 Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibit. “KHOOL I-IV” ANDERSON GALLERY,
Buffalo, New York. USA (Khool is the Hebrew word for dance)
1994 WESTERN NEW YORK SHOW, “A THOUSAND ANGELS”. 52”X78” Oil on
canvas,ALBRIGHT KNOX ART MUSEUM, Buffalo New York. USA
1985 The Bi-centennial Exhibit“MAID OF THE MIST” and” RED JACKET”.
Exhibited. Charles Burchfield Center, Buffalo, New York . USA
1984 WESTERN NEW YORK SHOW, “1984” Multi media sailboat; representing
anti Orwellian theme. ALBRIGHT KNOX ART MUSEUM.
Buffalo, New York. USA
1984 Waterfront Art Festival. Best of Show, Buffalo, New York. USA
1983 Hamburg Art Festival. Awarded Best of Show, Hamburg New York. USA
1973 EXHIBITION A QUATRE. 30 Paintings on exhibit with 3 Haitian
artistsAmerican Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Expos Solo (Listing)

Expos Solo (Listing)


2004 SELECTED WORKS, SPRING EXHIBITION THE DARTMOOR Plymouth, Michigan,
2004 RECENT WORKJust Pasta Restaurant. Buffalo, New York
2004 KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF ART ALIVE.ASPEN INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY. Aspen, Colorado. USA
2003 BEHIND THE SCENE: 34 new works on canvas exploring the realm beyond symbol and Metaphor. BLACK FOREST GALLERY, Eden, New York. USA
1999 EDEN VIEWS. Drawings and paintings from ’98 and ’99; summer Landscapes of the region. Fine Line Gallery, New York. USA
1997 CHILE REVISITED: Watercolors and drawings: Santiago to Puerto Montt.Black Forest Gallery Eden, New York. USA
1994 ANGELS. 25 new works. Black Forest Gallery. Eden, New York. USA
1992 RECENT WORK FROM SANTA FE. 20TH C Decorative Arts Gallery, Buffalo New York. USA
1992 THE OPEN RANGE. The Gulino Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. USARECENT WORK Gulino Gallery , Aspen , Colorado USA
1990 BACK TO THE EARTH. Paintings, pastels, and marble sculpture, done on location in the American West. Wycoff Gallery, Aspen Colorado. USA
1989 BACK TO THE EARTH Premiere Western New York exhibit. 20th C. Decorative Arts Gallery, Buffalo, New York. USA
1987 LIGHT OF THE ANDES. Series of 14 large pastel landscapes done on location in the Andes Mts. of Chile during mid-winter, at altitudes above 9000’. La Marmita Gallery, La Parva, Chile.
1986 HALLEY’S COMET ‘86. Produced 35 pieces in different media in Chile SA. Night apparitions of Halley’s comet and the Andes Mountain landscapes during its 3-month visible trek across the heavens. La Marmita Gallery, La Parva, Chile.
1986 1986 HALLEY’S COMET Brian Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. USA
1986 THE COMET. Buffalo Museum of Science. Exhibit, lecture, and slide presentation. USA
1985 DANCERS. An anthology of dance in drawings. Black Forest Gallery. Eden, New York. USA
1980 ONE MAN SHOWAAO Gallery. Buffalo, New York. USA
1973 THE GIRLS OF ASPENZune Gallery. Aspen, Colorado. USA
1970 ONE MAN SHOW Aquarius Gallery, Aspen Colorado. USA
1970 –1979 Twelve one-man shows in area galleries, Aspen, Colorado. Includes selection in the national portrait show at the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, 1979. Also had exhibits in St Louis, San Francisco.