Robert Moore is a multi-disciplinary contemporary local artist. He defines multi-disciplinary contemporary painting as painting without a genre, freedom, and free form with a strong focus on modern living as a black man, which is expressed through his paintings. His theme is challenging traditions and not just in art. His focus is embracing black communities and under recognized groups.
He has been painting for years, but it wasn’t until recently when his career took a turn in a different direction. Robert was searching for black or brown art from the Peanut Gang for his daughter’s room and found himself unsuccessful. He realized that it was up to him to provide his daughter and the world a different type of art, which soon became a black and brown masterpiece. Robert drew Lucy with braids (corn-rolls), and strips. He made Lucy a tomboy girl to challenge the gender stereotypes. He posted his artwork on Instagram and it sold right away to an Executive Record Producer. Robert is responsible for the mural on 2nd & Euclid across from CVS. The mural is of the peanut gang lifting Lucy to the sky. When asked about the significance of this painting, He stated it was to uplift our black and brown women and Lucy is his favorite character.
Robert took a DNA test a year ago and discovered he was part African- American and at the same time he became sober again. He wasn’t satisfied with just knowing what his heritage consisted of. He felt a deep desire to research and connect himself with his roots. Robert became addicted to the information and knowledge of learning about his tribe, the region, the people, his black history. Robert stated, “my blackness is different and that changed my narrative”. He traveled overseas and around the world to tour the land of his people. Just seeing how strong the African culture was had awakened his conscience. He grew mentally as a person and as he learned he shared the knowledge.
He found meaning in his art leaving a piece of his soul in each painting and with every stroke uplifting his people. Robert began to paint faces, which he was not fond of, but something pushed him to keep painting. Those paintings became a high demand from people all over the world as they poured out love and support for his narrative. Robert’s closing statement “ My self-identity is important to me, I want to spend the next 36 years on this earth being black and embracing my blackness”
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