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Chad Robertson at Western Project
Whitehot Magazine
October 2011

In this series of five recent paintings, Los Angeles artist Chad Robertson explores his world-view in his own distinct narrative form. The underlying objective is metaphoric. Robertson seeks to compose visual songs of contemporary life. Nuanced and complex, each painting is a composite of multiple interwoven images, seemingly unrelated to one another. The effect is almost collage like - a montage of juxtaposed stories – simultaneous, unlike the conventional linear narrative structure of film.

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Top Ten Culver City Art Exhibitions for September
Huffington Post
October 2011

Two vastly different solo shows. Chad Robertson is a painter of epic psychological dreams played out as sociopolitical megatrends. His layered visions of interconnected destinies reveal that the sum of the parts out-brush-strokes the whole.

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Artist, Chad Robertson is my new hero
Platinum Cheese
October 2011

I crave and appreciate art that makes me linger and ponder. I never like thinking, “I could have done that” because even though I probably could if I tried, I rarely invest the time or energy to create art. I’m a writer by trade and I believe that is why I love artistic storytelling. I want to be challenged, like with an open-ended film that leaves things unresolved and forces you to interpret.

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The Art of Chad Robertson
Malibu Magazine
July 2011

Art often poses the question of delineation. How should we be portrayed to others? And how does the act of representing someone in an artwork affect the way one is understood? Chad Robertson’s work dissects the way we see ourselves in this modern context

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Reviews
THE magazine-LA art
September 2009

Chad Robertson's paintings are stunning -- almost literally. Robertson engineers dozens of separate realities and scenarios into seemingly infinite picture planes inhabiting singular canvases, setting in motion an operatic swell of information....

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Chad Robertson
Art Scene Magazine
May 2009

When Louis Daguerre was awarded the patent for a process that mechanically captured and fixed images in a manner many thought of as perfectly objective, but without artistic merit, painters feared being put out of work by anyone who could cock a camera shutter....

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45 Painters under 45
Los Angeles Times
December 2007

A student at one of Los Angeles' premier art schools recently asked a question that had been troubling her for some time. It surprised me. Her problem was the dismissive, sometimes patronizing attitude toward painting her faculty and fellow students

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Artistry in altering photographs
Los Angeles Times
June 2007

Most critics write, it's fair to presume, in hopes of stimulating a wider conversation. But the act can feel more like speaking to a two-way mirror. It's rare that the conversation, if initiated, circles back to the critic

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Art Pick
LA Weekly
June 2007

The pretext of "Dear Mr. Saltz" is a response to a 2004 article by former Village Voice critic Jerry Saltz (now with New York magazine) asking artists to give up painting (or at least painting mindlessly) from the photograph. But the show's real premise is that there are artists here in L.A. who paint from the photograph and produce work of substance

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Zombies get caught in the act
Los Angeles Times
June 2006

The back story of Chad Robertsn drawing inspiration from zombie films for paintings in his second show at sixspace only confirms the strengths and weaknesses in these works

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Art in LA
artkrush.com
June 2006

Unfairly typecast as a netherworld of escapist entertainment and airbrushed celebrities, Los Angeles has long fought for a legitimate place at the high-culture table

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Chad Robertson: On the rise
The Art District Citizen
May 2006

There is something hauntingly beautiful about Chad Robertson's work, as well as eerily disturbing

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Chad Robertson Pintura en.movimiento
Staf Magazine (Spain)
May 2006

Pues si. Aunque no lo creas, lo que estås viendo es pintura. Las pinturas de Chad Robertson

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The Artist: Chad Robertson
Anthem Magazine
April 2006

For many people, turning an artistic passion into a profession is a pipe dream. And for those willing to take the risk, fierce competition and lack of experience often bring careers full circle.There are of course exceptions to the rule

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Chad Robertson
MODART Magazine
June 2005

Conscious or unconscious, so much of what we do or think is hidden from the naked eye

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In the Works
INGENUE MAGAZINE
October 2003

...In fact, Lee recently threw a party for painter Chad Robertson, and within a week, several of the paintings were sold to the likes of Beck, actor Danny Masterson, and pro-skater Eric Kotsen..

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Freedom Riders
JUXTAPOZ
September 2003

Underground art is meant to be controversial, right? And what's more controversial than an art fundraiser for three convicted child murderers? At sixspace's Cruel and Unusual exhibition this September, all eyes were on the West Memphis Three...

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For Justice
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
September 2003

Winona Ryder hosted a furnd-raising exhibition at the sixspace gallery in L.A> for Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. (aka the West Memphis Three)...

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Cruel And Unusual: an exhibition to benefit the West Memphis Three
BOOK LA
September 2003

An exhibition (Sept. 6 - 20) to benefit the West Memphis Three which marks the 10th Anniversary of Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley's arrests on June 3, 1993. Featuring works by The Clayton Brothers, Marilyn Manson, Grove Pashley, Chad Robertson, and others. Lecture by Jello Biafra. Hosted by : Winona Ryder..

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Cruel & Unusual: An Exhibition To Benefit the West Memphis Three
PICK OF THE WEEK
September 2003

Hard to believe it’s been a decade since Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley (a.k.a. the West Memphis Three; see feature article) were tried and convicted in Arkansas...

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COVER STORY: The Devils' Advocates
LA WEEKLY
September 2003

How Arkansas’ West Memphis Three went from convicts to L.A.’s cause célèbre. 6,000 word story with several images of the work.)...

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Exhibitionism
FLAUNT MAGAZINE
January 2003

The results are like something you get combining David Lynch's conceptualism with Matthew Barney's lyrical details

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