Robin Okun was born and lived in the suburban midwest until relocating to Boston in 2013, when her husband began working in New England. She describes feeling energized by its culturally rich urban environment steeped in history, the European sensibility of the city, and the proximity to the ocean. Robin recalls a childhood filled with drawing detailed pictures of doll like girls, using mixed media to create collages, and always feeling engaged and moved by color; color remains a striking element in all of her work.
Robin's visual voice is unique and recognizable, expressing the human figure in a contemporary style with emotionally intuitive paintings. The work reflects a practiced and imaginative use of line, shape, composition, and of course color, layering acrylic paint and charcoal on stretched canvas. The relationship of women and their bodies is a recurrent theme in her work as is an emotional sensitivity to what it means to be female.
Robin welcomes visits to her studio by appointment.
UGallery, San Francisco, CA
Adam Goldberg & Gathered Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
Women"s Caucus for Art
Brookline Arts Association
Fort Point Arts Commnity