Robert Egert

Robert Egert, Brown Mars, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. 2014

For Those of You Unable to Attend in Person
mixed media on canvas, 2014

Robert Egert's career spans the postmodern 80s in lower Manhattan, the neo-formalism of Williamsburg in the 90s, and the new abstraction of Bushwick in the 2000s. His work provides a unique synthesis of these currents, and captures the transition of artistic life from Manhattan to Brooklyn during these decades. Robert Egert has exhibited at Holly Solomon and Jack Tilton.

Morphopolis, Oct-Dec 2015
Michael Corbin talks with Robert Egert on ArtBookGuy, May 2015
Ideogram and Morphism, 2012, on our tumblr page
Full House East, October 2014
Charles Shultz, Brooklyn Rail, August 2012
William Allen, WG News, September 2012
Wackadoodle, September 2012
artist's website

Will You be Calling In?
oil, charcoal, acrylic, pigmented glue on linen, 24 x 30" 2014

conté on printmaking paper, approx. 12 x 23 in. 2010-2011

Robert Egert’s biomorphic, blue chalk drawings took me by surprise – full of magma energy, wit, and speculations on the body, on science, on nature mimicking art. His images are Darwin’s dreams, Philip Guston’s party-jokes, or Frida Kahlo’s sighs of grief. They hold underworlds of swirly vessels, Klein bottles (non-orientable, mathematical surfaces), slaughterhouse slurry turned into bone meal, and pumping diastolic hearts. While classically beautiful, they shocked me to subservience – I was suddenly alone, at 30,000 feet, where I could hear a pin drop.

— William Allen WG Magazine September 2012

Born in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, Robert Egert took a Masters of Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He lives in New Jersey, has a studio in Manhattan, and he is represented by ethan pettit gallery.