Robert Mars

The Moonlight Butterfly (Marilyn)

Early Today Marilyn Neon

Uptown Again Audrey

(Hardcover Book) Futurelics

Total Obsession

The Moonlight Butterfly (Marilyn)
The Moonlight Butterfly (Marilyn)


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 31 x 40 inches
Series: ARTifacts
Year: 2018

Early Today Marilyn Neon
Early Today Marilyn Neon


Edition: unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 46 x 46 inches
Series: Neon
Year: 2017

Uptown Again Audrey
Uptown Again Audrey


Edition: unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 42 x 42 inches
Series: ARTifacts
Year: 2017

(Hardcover Book) Futurelics
(Hardcover Book) Futurelics


Medium: Book
Year: 2017

Total Obsession
Total Obsession


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media with Neon on Wood
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 46 x 46 inches
Series: Neon
Year: 2017

Biography

Chronicling a fascination with 1950’s and 60’s iconography, Robert Mars has produced a body of artwork from his studio in Connecticut that celebrates the commonplace objects and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly modern, and exquisitely constructed, manner. His eye for a distinct facet of American history is impeccable, and his ability to manipulate both the color and wordplay of vintage printed material has earned him reference with the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Richard Diebenkorn, among other masters from the School of Pop. By taking inspiration from the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrating figures of the 1950’s and 60’s, Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving relationship with celebrities.

Through the application of a rich color palette and tongue in cheek attitude, Mars’ paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of World War II. A time before the internet and mobile technology, where visual information was not constantly blasted to millions, and there was no such thing as instant digital celebrities, where instead people lived with the myth of the unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and many others.

Robert Mars’ artwork is exhibited worldwide including museum collections in Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Paris, Aspen and Naples. His artwork was selected for the Absolut Vodka Blank campaign alongside Damien Hirst, and his largest sized piece to date was acquired by Philip Morris/Altria for their corporate headquarters in Virginia.

In 2015 Mars was chosen for the cover of Neiman Marcus’ May Book, while CocaCola purchased several existing works and ordered commissions for a world tour celebrating the 100 year anniversary of their trademark bottle shape, in which his artwork was spotlighted. 2016 will see Mars as a featured artist for a custom high end wallpaper and tile series with Kari Whitman Interiors. Mars will have a solo exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, where he will also be an artist in residence and guest lecturer. Later in the year Mars will be in group shows at the Coca-Cola Museum and the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach. He will also have his first solo show in Montenegro with Mead Carney Fine Art.