Rob Goodyear is an English graphic artist who excels in creating geometric configurations, transforming polygon and curvilinear forms into stunning, hard-edged abstract art. He was born in Hong Kong but spent most of his life living in rural Sussex, England. He loved geometry at school, and at a very young age enjoyed drawing shapes and using bright colours in his art. His father's own Vasarely and Escher influenced paintings left an impression that reflects in his work to this day. His commercial artistic background stems from many years as a conceptual visual artist and art director positions working in the Advertising & Marketing industry.
His art investigates geometry and colour combinations, often with deliberate spatial contradictions. There’s an emphasis on the simple structure of shapes and lines along with the fullness and flatness of colour and surface. The choice of colours is of importance, and much effort is dedicated to finding the perfect partnership for each work. These colour combinations are at times deliberately curious and unconventional, avoiding the obvious colour theory pairings. The art is partly experimental in its approach and is born out of imagination. Music is also important to his work and is reflected by the titles which are inspired by the music and artists he listens to and enjoys.
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