Robert Minervini’s work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale landscapes, cityscapes, and still-life arrangements. Utilizing elements from art history, science fiction, and his surroundings in California, Robert refers to places both real and imagined. During his residency at Kala he combined the screenprinting process with paint layering process – hand painting, airbrushing, spray painting, and complex stenciling. The varied materiality and textual quality on his painting surfaces create an allusion to reality of the subject and scenes depicted.
Minervini (b.1981 Secaucus, NJ) is an artist working in painting, drawing, printmaking, murals, and site-specific public art. His work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale cityscapes, landscapes, and floral still-life arrangements, which addresses the ecological impact of humanity.
He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his BFA from Tyler School of Art. He has an extensive exhibition history and has participated in artist in residence programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Headlands Center of the Arts. His work has been reviewed and published in the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Art Ltd. Magazine, Beautiful Decay Magazine, and New American Paintings. He has completed multiple public art works through the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, and Oakland, California.