These colors taste like music

FAST FOOD” © 2021 | 60″ x 306″ | Oil, Oil Stick, military & industrial enamels on canvas on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground

Word paintings from The 80s & 90s

HIGH YIELD” | ©1988~1989
66in″ x  216in″ (167cm” x 548cm”) 3 panels
Oil, oil stick, solvent transfer, wax, bird shit, charcoal, conte crayon, automotive paint on canvas on birch panel. Painted in Los Angeles, California.

These colors taste like music

HOMEWORK” ©2018 | 60″ x 216″ | Mixed media, oil, oil stick, military & industrial enamels on canvas on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground

These colors taste like music

FITS & STARTS” 2019 | 60″ x 216″ | OIL, OIL STICK, CHALK, MILITARY & Industrial ENAMELS, ALUMINUM on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground

2020 Disco Series

2020 Disco Series” | © 2020 | Original handpainted monoprints & signed/numbered giclée editions.

Manhattan COVID lockdown nudes

NYC COVID NUDES” | ©2020 | Hand painted monoprints & signed/numbered giclée editions

Fits & Starts in steel

The “FITS & STARTS” “jellyfish” shape realized in corten steel at monumental size located onsite at the Texas studio.

Thunderbirds Are Go

Thunderbirds Are Go!” |©2017 |HAND PAINTED GICLEE, WATER COLOR, GOUACHE, CHARCOAL, CONTIE CRAYON ON HAND TORN HOT PRESS COTTON RAG. EACH 27″ X 27″

Horse & Highchair

Horse & Highchair” 2019 | 48″ x 96″ | OIL, OIL STICK, CHALK, MILITARY & Industrial ENAMELS, on canvas
Robert Santore

Robert Santore

Robert Santore is an internationally collected contemporary artist, painter & sculptor with studio practice in Manhattan, New York and Montgomery Texas.

Robert is 5th generation Texan having spent his early years in the United Kingdom as an “air force brat”, and his formative years growing up in Southern California beach towns; Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, California. He was accepted into the prestigious UCLA Film School but chose instead to focus on contemporary art and attended Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA and later attended the University Of California at Irvine.

Robert began creating large scale works of art & editions from his downtown Los Angeles loft before leaving school. His first solo painting exhibition was held at the Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in November 1986 and sold out. He has had solo exhibitions sponsored by the City Of Los Angeles, Security Pacific Bank/The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection, The Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, The Brenden Walter’s Gallery in Santa Monica California and The Portfolio Gallery of Fine Art in Beverly Hills, California and has participated in many group shows & exhibitions both in the United States and internationally.

Robert is in the permanent collections of The Newport Harbor Art Museum, The Laguna Beach Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art and is in  many private and corporate collections. [read more…]

2020 SURVEY

2016~2021

MONUMENTAL WORD PAINTINGS

Monumental Large Scale Mixed-Media Works | View All

Fast Food by Robert Santore

FAST FOOD” © 2021
60in” x 306in” (152.4cm x 777.24cm)
Oil, oil stick, military & industrial enamels, gloss varnishes, charcoal & contie crayon on canvas on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground.

View Painting | Editions | Painted in the Texas StudioView Other Monumental Word Paintings

KAVA Series

Fast Food by Robert Santore

Tavarua Cloudbreak
© 2020 | 108in” x 156in” (274.32cm x 398.78cm) Unframed image size
Acrylic on paper painted on hand torn archival cold press cotton rag watercolor paper. Giclée edition of 25 also available.
View Painting |Editions |  Painted in the Texas Studio.

STUDIO PRACTICE: TEXAS

2018~2020 STUDIO PRACTICE

Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

2019~2020

Monoprints & Works on Paper

Covid Nudes

COVID NUDES

Boogie Wonderland

2020 Disco

Covid Nudes

Ocean Blues

Covid Nudes

COVID Blues 2020

French Laundry No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

French Laundry

Red Rain No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

Red Rain 2020

Boogie Wonderland

Tavarua Kava Surfers

Covid Nudes

Tavarua Kava Dancers

Covid Nudes

Jellyfish Studies

French Laundry No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

South Street Seaport

Red Rain No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

IN COVID LOCKDOWN

Boogie Wonderland

Jellyfish Jazz

Covid Nudes

RAVE 2020

Covid Nudes

ALL MONO PRINTS

French Laundry No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

ALL MONO PRINTS

2019~2020

LARGER WORKS ON PAPER & EDITIONS

Hand cut giant wood block prints, acrylics and oils on paper, charcoal drawings and limited edition museum quality giclée prints on the finest quality acid free papers.

These works each reference the large monumental works on canvas and wood panels. The subject matter “The Man Rabbit House“, “The Club Sandwich Series” the “Tavarua Surfing & Kava Ceremonies“, “Jellyfish” from my many travels to the South Pacific. Jazz in the East Village or Harlem, Disco in NYC, Prague and Madrid. The “Genetic Memories Series” (“What Tommy Saw” & “What Charlie Saw” from the stores from my grandfathers, living through the cold war and the deep art history scholarly roots of my family. COVID Nudes created during the worst of the lockdowns in Manhattan Studioall brought together in the large word paintings, converted into editions listed here.

Red Rain No 2 |  2020© Robert Santore

What Tommy Charlie Saw Series 

Boogie Wonderland

Genetic Memories Series

Covid Nudes

What Tommy Saw Series

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No1 by Robert Santore 2020©

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No1

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No2 by Robert Santore 2020©

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No2

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No3 by Robert Santore 2020©

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No3

Club Sandwich 1987/2020 Left Side By Robert Santore 2020 ©

Club Sandwich 1987/2020 Left Side

Club Sandwich 1987/2020 MIddle by Robert Santore 2020©

Club Sandwich 1987/2020 MIddle

Man Rabbit House Giant Woodblock No3 by Robert Santore 2020©

Club Sandwich 1987/2020 Right Side

STUDIO PRACTICE: Manhattan

2018~2020 STUDIO PRACTICE

Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

STUDIO PRACTICE: Sculpture

“FITS & STARTS” in steel

The “FITS & STARTS” “jellyfish” shape realized in corten steel at monumental size located onsite at the Texas studio.

For enquiries, information or to request a catalog please contact us

Robert Santore

Studio Practice 

TEXAS STUDIO
14648 SH-105
Plantersville, Texas, 77363

Mailing Address
20821 D. Eva Street, Box 82
Montgomery, Texas, 77356

MANHATTAN STUDIO
215 W. 84th Street, Loft 126
New York, NY 10024

C/WA: +1 (936)276-8783
Email: hello@robertsantore.com