With animals as protagonists of his narratives, at first glance Robert Bissell's paintings seem to come straight out of a children's book. However, a closer examination will reveal a much deeper meaning that strongly reflects the power of nature.
Touched by surrealism, Bissell's work creates an atmosphere that compels the viewer to ask questions and look at the world from a different perspective. Influenced by the surreal legacy of Magritte, he likewise mixes scales and uses gigantism with a variety of textures and subtle color palettes. His paintings reflect upon the environment and raise an awareness of our surroundings.
Bissell's paintings reveal his countryside influences of growing up in rural Somerset England. Raised on a farm with sheep, pigs, cows, and rabbits, animals were a part of his daily life. more >>