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John Robbolino Jr -The Power of Art
March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021
Meet Master Artist John Robbolino at Emillions Art, March 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
View the dramatic, inspiring sculptural canvases of master artist John Robbolino Jr. at his
solo exhibition at Emillions Art on Thursday, March 11, 5 to 7 p.m., at 837 5th Avenue South in Naples. The event is hosted by Emillions Art founder Marlissa Gardner in Emillions’ 2,000 square foot showroom and on its outdoor balcony overlooking 5th Avenue South.
Robbolino is acclaimed for his “alto-rilievo” or “high relief” sculpted, oversized canvases that utilize hand-blown glass, metal (and paint? Other media?) that arise from the background. The artist’s technique is adapted from antiquity and combines engineering and architecture similar to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Leon Battista Alberti and Michelangelo.
Among the artwork exhibited at the event is Equestrian Equinox, a high relief piece that depicts the Roman chariot wheel with exploding hand-blown glass and metal. “The magnificent horses symbolize the Ferrari prancing horses and represent majestic power, opulence and elegance unmatched in today’s world,” Robbolino said.
About the Artist
John Robbolino was born in Lodi, New Jersey in 1957 to an Italian family. His talent emerged during a childhood of drawing and painting and later expanded to pen and ink, illustration and realism during his art education.
A career highlight is his work for Gannett Outdoors’ hand-painted billboards, when Robbolino honed his large-scale technique. He earned a designation as a Master Pictorial Artist Journeyman recognized throughout the billboard industry as one of the leading artists in the United States. Robbolino also owned an interior design and sign company where he continued to develop his unique style and painting techniques. He created his own version of alto-rilievo and meticulously sculpts individual one-of-a-kind masterpieces using simple hand sculpture tools and today’s superior materials.
The exhibition and reception will adhere to CDC guidelines with social distancing.
The John Robbolino solo exhibition will be open to the public Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through March 24th