Sunday, May 29, 2011

Robert Schmid Paintings at Sears Peyton

As long time readers of the this blog probably know, I'm married to Robert Schmid, the painter.

His new show is opening this Thursday (June 2nd)  at Sears Peyton in Chelsea.

Most of the paintings have quite a lot to do with New York --in one way or another......the people

the cars, the buildings, reflections

and more people still....

The show runs all through June, so if you are in New York......

Press Release:
Robert Schmid was initially trained as a chemist, and his background in math, science and art combine to create paintings about ideas. He paints what he sees, experiences and thinks about, using his work as a sort of visual diary recording images that defy verbal explanation.
Many of his paintings have been influenced by quantum mechanics, the Fibonacci series, fractals and electronic distortion which all effect the patterns and visual organization of his work. He says, “I love the mind’s manipulation of time; there is no universal now. The ideas for the paintings come from thoughts and experiences often totally unrelated to art.”
He has been painting figures for many years, from life, the computer, TV and photographs. His current work uses photoshop as a method of ‘sketching’, organizing and positioning figures before they are painted. The crowd scenes are a result of taking individual figures and placing them close together. These works have a peculiar sense of uncertainty because the randomly placed people create a sense of perceived patterns and associations even as they are separate and unrelated.
Most of the images are from Manhattan, Florence and Marrakesh.
Works on paper and canvas.


  1. Thank you for sharing your husband's work - so vibrant and exciting; the colour and the movement, not to mention the composition. Alas, I shall not be in New York, but may the exhibition have every success and many viewers ... and buyers, naturally.

    P.S. I intend, one day, one year, to be in New York ... and when it happens, I shall let you know.

  2. I am intrigued by the first's the "ghost" people that capture my attention and I found myself really studying all the figures and their shadows too. Love all the color!

  3. I wish I could see these in person. the best I can do is tell my niece about the show. She lives in Brooklyn. I'm sure she'd love the paintings.

  4. I really like the second painting - so much to look at. All the best for a hugely successful show.

  5. Wow, these paintings are excellent!
    Congratulations to the artist!

  6. Stunning works. The vibrancy of colour combined with the mathematics of placement is astonishing! The very best with the show, as to being in New York - if only!

  7. beautifull art .. we are going to have the biggest exhibition in northgermamany on saturday :the nordart which means northart .. ill blog about it . bye

  8. Congratulations. The art is VERY New York and true to life. I will be here and will do my very best to find Sears Peyton and not be at work one day this month so that I can go there.

  9. This is so cool. Congratulations!

  10. LOVE your husband's work! The people are reminiscent of Thomas Hart Benton's work...the buildings are like none other! Fibonacci and art go hand in hand...I love that exploration.

    Congratulations to him on the new exhibit/1

  11. So cool, amazingly awesome- I posted this on my facebook page. Wish I could see the entire exhibit! Thank you for these!

  12. Roberts paintings are amazing and so different. I particularly find the second one so and it is interesting to read that he uses different images and puts them together.

    Like Sara says there is a kind of mystery to the first one.

    I guess the quantram mechanics and scientific background alters his seeing artistically.

    Well I am not in New York but enjoyed getting a taster here.

  13. These are really incredible, complex, beautiful. They are so filled with light and energy. So much talent in one family. Fascinating that you are both focused about New York in such similar ways, quick moments and snapshots of in between moments I think.

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