Roby Joe Dream Boat
Download Roby Joe Land Vol. 3, Zine, scanned in collage, silkscreen work, hand drawn elements. 8.5” x 11” Insurance Value: $15 (2.2 MB)
Download Roby Joe Land Vol. 3, Zine, scanned in collage, silkscreen work, hand drawn elements. 8.5” x 11” Insurance Value: $15 (2.1 MB)
Download Dream Purse, plexiglass, silkscreen ink, 9”x 13” Insurance Value: $40 (2.8 MB)
Download Dreamscape, Installation, acrylic on canvas 12’ x 7’, painted florals, 2019 Insurance value: $400 (2.8 MB)
Download Dreamscape Models, handmade garments, silk screen designs, plexiglass accessories (tennis racket, purse, earrings, and cell phone), 2019 Insurance value: $275 (3.4 MB)
Download Dreamscape Models, handmade garments, silk screen designs, plexiglass accessories (tennis racket, purse, earrings, and cell phone), 2019 Insurance value: $275 (2.6 MB)
Download Like it’s Studio 54, Oil on canvas, (both) 12” x 12” Insurance Value: $50 (2.0 MB)
Download Like it’s Studio 54, Oil on canvas, (both) 12” x 12” Insurance Value: $50 (2.3 MB)
Download One Armed Pink Power Ranger, oil on canvas, 32” x 32” Insurance value $200 (1.9 MB)
Download Left Behind, oil on canvas, 12” x 12” Insurance value: $200 (2.3 MB)
Download Getting Lost, Oil on canvas, 36” x 24” Insurance Value: $400 (2.5 MB)
Download Putti Booty, Silkscreen on paper, 15” x 20” Insurance Value: $50 (2.2 MB)
Download The Juliette Top, handmade garment, pink velvet, brown shiny ric-rac, tulle, plexiglass earrings, silkscreen ink. Insurance Value: $80 (2.8 MB)
Download The Putti Dress, handmade garment, cotton, brocade blend belt, silkscreen design. Insurance value: $68 (3.2 MB)
Download Pink Dreams, plexiglass earrings, silk screen ink, gold hardware. 2” x 4.4” Insurance Value: $28 (1.8 MB)
Download Yellow Mushroom, Plexiglass, silkscreen ink, 2” x 3” Insurance Value: $28 (2.9 MB)
Download Hippo Dream Top, silk-screen on fabric, handmade garment. Insurance value:$ 40 (1.1 MB)
Download Pink Boys, Oil on canvas, 18” x 24” Insurance value: $ 200 (3.8 MB)
Download Clarrisa Top, handmade garment, photography, (1.3 MB)
Download Yellow abstract earrings, plexiglass, silkscreen ink (3.6 MB)
Academic Level at Time of Creation
Date of Creation
Love is everywhere, we see it all the time. It is something that I myself have even become obsessed with. Showing love through a surreal childlike eye with a twist of tongue-in-cheek, I desire to evoke the sense of complication through maximalism. My generation really inspires their endless influx of media; how Instagram profiles have turned into perfectly planned out color schemes, with set saturations and grain levels. I make work about millennials, the love within us. Exploring how we portray ourselves on social media, and the fantasy of how we portray this curated life, combined with pop culture is the visual aesthetic I want to maintain.
Color and shape are two things that define my work. I like to use relatable motifs that are child-like, and playful. Using flat shapes gives the imagery a graphic quality to them. Using my love for printmaking, I am now pushing the convention of its possibilities to use it in non-traditional ways. Silkscreen ink is printed on fabric and plexiglass to make wearable print pieces. Using print in an installation way, I want to animate the space— imagine hanging hearts and clouds printed on colored plexiglass to create an over-whelming feeling of innocent yet spunky love.
A huge artist influence to me is Mike Perry. Perry, is based in Brooklyn, NY and is a printmaker, graphic designer, painter, and an installation artist. His use of color, hue, and color pattern combination is genius and inspires me to want make art. Another artist that inspires me is Yayoi Kusama, the famous Japanese surrealist artist, whom has been known for her installation exhibits, and bold patterns. “I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland” I sort of want the same thing as Kusama, I want to create a space full of imagination, and full of happiness.
Silkscreen on fabric, silkscreen on plexiglass, laser cutting plexiglass, acrylic on canvas, painted florals,
All of these works are in preparation for my BFA show in the spring.
Blackwell, Roby, "Roby Joe Dream Boat" (2019). Professional Practices (ART 399). 85.