Mars Attacks! Artist Robert Mars Comments on the Cult of Celebrity and Brand Names
Mars Attacks! Artist Robert Mars Comments on the Cult of Celebrity and Brand Names

"Considering today’s rapidly evolving advertising output, nostalgia can be a welcome reprieve from, and able boost to, big name brands. Mars plays with the powerful effects of anachronistic imagery in works that use golden age references to stir up contemporary connotations." –Alexxa Godhardt, Artsy

Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists
Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists

"In the world of art, there is nothing more sacred than the artist's studio. Here — ideas are born, manifested and delivered. Spending time with an artist in their creative habitat offers any collector a wealth of benefits." –Jason T. Borbet, Forbes Magazine

‘Absolut Blank’: Artists Design Vodka Bottles
‘Absolut Blank’: Artists Design Vodka Bottles

"There’s a fine line between great advertising and arts patronage. When a brand wants to remain in customers’ minds, one of the most effective ways to do so can be to give artists a platform to create memorable images. As Absolut Vodka’s new initiative, Absolut Blank, seems to show, the results of such corporate commissions can be far from sterile." –Huffington Post

Robert Mars Brings the Americana in His Stereo Skateboards Collab
Robert Mars Brings the Americana in His Stereo Skateboards Collab

"Mars's work has been described as “tongue-in-cheek with a vintage vibe” because his designs reflect his fascination with the “Golden Age” of American popular culture, which supposedly occurred between the 1950s and 1960s." –Ani Palen, GreenLabel

Curvilinear Sculptures and Cultural Icons Come Together at a Boston Show
Curvilinear Sculptures and Cultural Icons Come Together at a Boston Show

"On the surface Devine and Mars explore disparate and discrete themes, but when viewed in unison, a shared passion for a repetitive, demanding process and dynamic, thoughtful combinations of materials becomes apparent." –Anna Furman, Artsy

"Mars Attacks!" Exhibit Pops Out in a Sea of Boring Laguna Beach Art
"Mars Attacks!" Exhibit Pops Out in a Sea of Boring Laguna Beach Art

"After you think you've seen the last artificial ocean that you can stomach, a 4 ft. panel hanging in the window of the JoAnne Artman Gallery stops you in your tracks. The shape of a perfume bottle dominates the mixed media piece, the iconic phrasing "No. 5, Chanel, Paris, Parfum" emblazoned across it." –Courtney Hamilton, OC Weekly

An Interview With Robert Mars
An Interview With Robert Mars

"Presenting the snap, crackle and pop that defined the 50s and 60s of American life, Robert Mars’ work depicts our beloved icons at their apex, ever patriotic underneath some stars and stripes. Over time his pieces have grown louder, busier and more colorful, playfully mirroring his 'city that never sleeps.'" –Dirty Laundry Magazine

Robert Mars: Hollywood icons, American dreams
Robert Mars: Hollywood icons, American dreams

"Mars assembles gorgeous images that pay homage to the American Dream while at the same time, he whispers to us that it’s all a fantasy, an illusion ultimately for sale at a certain price." –Liz MacDonald, PROVOKR

Color, color everywhere
Color, color everywhere

"Playfully patterned fabrics breathe new life into this Cape Cod cottage." –BostonGlobe Magazine

Robert Mars Exhibits New American Pop Icons At DTR Modern in Soho
Robert Mars Exhibits New American Pop Icons At DTR Modern in Soho

"Mars’ artwork has shifted toward the culture of celebrity and he is amazingly attuned to the fact that these instantly recognizable and larger-than-life personalities continue to resonate with contemporary American culture." –Leanna, Art and Fashion Salon

 At the Guestroom Gallery, Robert Mars
At the Guestroom Gallery, Robert Mars

"On the other hand, maybe he had to get out to look back. His title, “Beauty in Hindsight,” suggests that. In Brooklyn, he’s got the content to himself. On this coast, he’s got company. The danger of pulling up stakes and heading out is root death. Here’s hoping his roots prove portable. Plus, as Walt Disney liked to say, it’s a small world after all. Mars doesn’t have to live here to be here." –Regina Hackett, SeattlePi

Creativity Is On - 24/7 With Robert Mars!
Creativity Is On - 24/7 With Robert Mars!

What I love most about Mars pieces (of course the collage, mixed media style - and the skulls), are the fashion-like subjects from Chanel to the American model, also the fact that he continues to "evolves" producing exciting work that keeps the aesthetic but yet is different and refreshing." –Leanna Valente, Art & Fashion Salon

Robert Mars
Robert Mars

"I’d like to think I’m creating a physical manifestation of some of my thoughts on culture. The titles for my work evolve from my collection of vintage LIFE, LOOK, Playboy, and various other magazines and newspapers." –Robert Mars

Robert Mars’ Portrait of Old Las Vegas
Robert Mars’ Portrait of Old Las Vegas

"This insightful and striking series of artwork by Robert Mars looks at an ‘old Las Vegas that is being replaced by corporate themed mega-casinos’. Of this series, he says: ‘My work is a chronicle of Americana.'" –Zolton, Lost at E Minor

There's more to Robert Mars' art than faces
There's more to Robert Mars' art than faces

"Using birch panels, Mars refurbishes recycled shopping bags as a base, where he builds layers of paint and old newspaper/magazines, later adding a top-coat of the final color. To add a sense of weathering, he sands away areas to expose the underpainting." –Anita Overcash, Creative Loafing Charlotte

Mars Attacks! Artist Robert Mars Comments on the Cult of Celebrity and Brand Names
Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists
‘Absolut Blank’: Artists Design Vodka Bottles
Robert Mars Brings the Americana in His Stereo Skateboards Collab
Curvilinear Sculptures and Cultural Icons Come Together at a Boston Show
"Mars Attacks!" Exhibit Pops Out in a Sea of Boring Laguna Beach Art
An Interview With Robert Mars
Robert Mars: Hollywood icons, American dreams
Color, color everywhere
Robert Mars Exhibits New American Pop Icons At DTR Modern in Soho
 At the Guestroom Gallery, Robert Mars
Creativity Is On - 24/7 With Robert Mars!
Robert Mars
Robert Mars’ Portrait of Old Las Vegas
There's more to Robert Mars' art than faces
Mars Attacks! Artist Robert Mars Comments on the Cult of Celebrity and Brand Names

"Considering today’s rapidly evolving advertising output, nostalgia can be a welcome reprieve from, and able boost to, big name brands. Mars plays with the powerful effects of anachronistic imagery in works that use golden age references to stir up contemporary connotations." –Alexxa Godhardt, Artsy

Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists

"In the world of art, there is nothing more sacred than the artist's studio. Here — ideas are born, manifested and delivered. Spending time with an artist in their creative habitat offers any collector a wealth of benefits." –Jason T. Borbet, Forbes Magazine

‘Absolut Blank’: Artists Design Vodka Bottles

"There’s a fine line between great advertising and arts patronage. When a brand wants to remain in customers’ minds, one of the most effective ways to do so can be to give artists a platform to create memorable images. As Absolut Vodka’s new initiative, Absolut Blank, seems to show, the results of such corporate commissions can be far from sterile." –Huffington Post

Robert Mars Brings the Americana in His Stereo Skateboards Collab

"Mars's work has been described as “tongue-in-cheek with a vintage vibe” because his designs reflect his fascination with the “Golden Age” of American popular culture, which supposedly occurred between the 1950s and 1960s." –Ani Palen, GreenLabel

Curvilinear Sculptures and Cultural Icons Come Together at a Boston Show

"On the surface Devine and Mars explore disparate and discrete themes, but when viewed in unison, a shared passion for a repetitive, demanding process and dynamic, thoughtful combinations of materials becomes apparent." –Anna Furman, Artsy

"Mars Attacks!" Exhibit Pops Out in a Sea of Boring Laguna Beach Art

"After you think you've seen the last artificial ocean that you can stomach, a 4 ft. panel hanging in the window of the JoAnne Artman Gallery stops you in your tracks. The shape of a perfume bottle dominates the mixed media piece, the iconic phrasing "No. 5, Chanel, Paris, Parfum" emblazoned across it." –Courtney Hamilton, OC Weekly

An Interview With Robert Mars

"Presenting the snap, crackle and pop that defined the 50s and 60s of American life, Robert Mars’ work depicts our beloved icons at their apex, ever patriotic underneath some stars and stripes. Over time his pieces have grown louder, busier and more colorful, playfully mirroring his 'city that never sleeps.'" –Dirty Laundry Magazine

Robert Mars: Hollywood icons, American dreams

"Mars assembles gorgeous images that pay homage to the American Dream while at the same time, he whispers to us that it’s all a fantasy, an illusion ultimately for sale at a certain price." –Liz MacDonald, PROVOKR

Color, color everywhere

"Playfully patterned fabrics breathe new life into this Cape Cod cottage." –BostonGlobe Magazine

Robert Mars Exhibits New American Pop Icons At DTR Modern in Soho

"Mars’ artwork has shifted toward the culture of celebrity and he is amazingly attuned to the fact that these instantly recognizable and larger-than-life personalities continue to resonate with contemporary American culture." –Leanna, Art and Fashion Salon

At the Guestroom Gallery, Robert Mars

"On the other hand, maybe he had to get out to look back. His title, “Beauty in Hindsight,” suggests that. In Brooklyn, he’s got the content to himself. On this coast, he’s got company. The danger of pulling up stakes and heading out is root death. Here’s hoping his roots prove portable. Plus, as Walt Disney liked to say, it’s a small world after all. Mars doesn’t have to live here to be here." –Regina Hackett, SeattlePi

Creativity Is On - 24/7 With Robert Mars!

What I love most about Mars pieces (of course the collage, mixed media style - and the skulls), are the fashion-like subjects from Chanel to the American model, also the fact that he continues to "evolves" producing exciting work that keeps the aesthetic but yet is different and refreshing." –Leanna Valente, Art & Fashion Salon

Robert Mars

"I’d like to think I’m creating a physical manifestation of some of my thoughts on culture. The titles for my work evolve from my collection of vintage LIFE, LOOK, Playboy, and various other magazines and newspapers." –Robert Mars

Robert Mars’ Portrait of Old Las Vegas

"This insightful and striking series of artwork by Robert Mars looks at an ‘old Las Vegas that is being replaced by corporate themed mega-casinos’. Of this series, he says: ‘My work is a chronicle of Americana.'" –Zolton, Lost at E Minor

There's more to Robert Mars' art than faces

"Using birch panels, Mars refurbishes recycled shopping bags as a base, where he builds layers of paint and old newspaper/magazines, later adding a top-coat of the final color. To add a sense of weathering, he sands away areas to expose the underpainting." –Anita Overcash, Creative Loafing Charlotte

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