Los Angeles

Robert Cremean

Esther Robles Gallery

At a time when the visual arts suggest acceptance of the insecurity and impermanence of man’s environment by virtually encouraging disintegration, Cremean’s solid construction, his avid attention to explicit detail and apparent absorption with “method,” reassures us. This quality would be without value if the pieces as works of art failed but nothing Cremean attempts appears to be trivial. Each work proposes a concentration of valid artistic solutions which are surprising in an artist only 32 years old. He rightly devotes equal concentration on all aspects of his creations, playing negative against positive space forms, contrasting values and textures, relating patterned surfaces to plain while introducing some original figurative concepts. If there is any fault in these laminated wood sculptures it would only be that they are occasionally comprised of more solutions than might safely be

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