Weng Contemporary


Et in Arcadia Ego-Robert Longo-1

Longo’s epic narrative strength comes from his transformation of the intimate practice of drawing into the monumental scale of painting, elevating the medium to a scale never seen before. The artist works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. He achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro, harnessing light and dark as primary material. This forest alludes to mystery and emotions that come from nature in itself, this time with the presence of the human being. Robert Longo finds inspiration in the shadows that pervade the fores, which introduce the viewer inside a mystical atmosphere.

“ I always think that drawing is a sculptural process. I always feel like I'm carving the image out rather than painting the image. „

Robert Longo