Spiritual Mechanix

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Spiritual Mechanic, $1800 Acrylic On Matte Board 12"W X 16"H © Robert Pasternak
Meeting of Mary, $900 Acrylic On Matte Board 13"W X 20"H © Robert Pasternak
Breatharian, $2000 Acrylic On Paper, Framed 10"W X 15"H © Robert Pasternak
Together Towards, $600 Acrylic On Matte Board 10"W X 18 H © Robert Pasternak
Melchizedek, $900 Acrylic On Paper 15"W X 18.5"H © Robert Pasternak
Offspring, $600 Acrylic On Matte Board 8.5"W X 18.75"H © Robert Pasternak
Nephilim & Eve & Adam At Eden, $900 Acrylic On Matte Board 13"W X 20"H © Robert Pasternak
Mother, Christ, Portal, $750 Acrylic On Matte Board 10"W X 15" H © Robert Pasternak
DaVinci Dream, $900 Acrylic On Matte Board 13"W X 20"H © Robert Pasternak
Arrival of Higher Self, $750 Acrylic On Matte Board 9"W X 19"H © Robert Pasternak
Flow Form IV, $900 Acrylic On Paper 15"W X 18.5"H © Robert Pasternak
Headheart, $3000 Acrylic On Canvas 30"W X 30"H © Robert Pasternak
Feeling the Weight And Attraction of an Apple, $6000 Acrylic On Illustration Board, Framed 30"W X 30"H © Robert Pasternak
Doors of Perception, $3500 Acrylic On Paper, Framed 22"W X 10"H © Robert Pasternak
The Hundredth Monkey, $4000 Acrylic On Illustration Board, Framed 20"W X 20"H © Robert Pasternak
Heaven on Earth, $400 Ink On Paper 9.5"W X 16"H © Robert Pasternak
Conte No. 03, $400 Conte On Paper 8.75"W X 12"H © Robert Pasternak
Conte No. 04, $300 Conte On Paper 8.75"W X 12"H © Robert Pasternak
Conte No. 06, $300 Conte On Paper 8.75 W X 12"H © Robert Pasternak
Conte No. 07, $300 Conte On Paper 8.75"W X 12"H © Robert Pasternak
Conte No. 08, $400 Conte On Paper 8.75"W X 12"H © Robert Pasternak
Spiritual Mechanix

4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
April 3rd, 2009 - April 26th, 2009
Opening: April 3rd, 2009 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

silverlake/echo park
Mon-Wed 11-7, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 12-6
visual, Futurism., pop-surrealism, metaphysical, mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, surrealism


        Robert Pasternak (Nak) is one of Canada's most prolific and original visionary artists and creates Metaphysical Still Life (or, Moving Life), surrealistic, abstract & ethereal, diagrammatic & scientific fusion (or, perhaps fission) using acrylic paint with traditional brushes on canvas, board and wood panel. “Spiritual Mechanix” is Pasternak's first exhibition in the United Sates. The artist creates a bridge and often a portal to different states of consciousness, connecting to some aspect of our corporeal being which he believes has shared energy systems with flowers, insects, magnetic and morphogenic fields, chakras, and is wholly connected to macro & micro systems. Some of his creations speak to the body directly, sidestepping the mind while others speak to the mind in a jumble of images, as if they are clues to a greater understanding. "My work transcends boundaries and time within my oeuvre. I work by way of juggling many stylistic worlds and ideas and do not keep to one period of work for any great length of time but am always coming back to add to that body. In this, the creation of work does not really follow linear paths. In this revisiting of themes and styles, I find interesting cross-references where one informs the other. All these sets of work are unique to themselves yet are connected and part of other groups and therefore part of a larger whole" states Pasternak. “Spiritual Mechanix” is comprised of a sampling of some of the areas and styles of Pasternak's works that have been continually developing over his artistic practice, enabling the viewer to see a larger continuity.

       Pasternak has worked as a production artist, designing for the garment industry, including logo and crest designs and color separations for screen-printing. He was the art director for Zygote magazine for two years. He worked as a digital colorist for a multimedia firm. Robert's art has graced the covers of many books, including authors Timothy Findley, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Phyllis Gotlieb and Robert Enright. In addition, he is a recurring cover artist for such publications as On Spec. He continues to work as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist, working on commissioned paintings as well as his own ideas. Pasternak also produces films that are experiments in sound & motion and are extensions of his bilateral symmetry paintings. His first work in this medium was the only Canadian short film selected to play at the Venice Film Festival (Italy) in 2003. The artist will be screening his film work at the opening reception of “Spiritual Mechanix”.