Robert Hilmersson

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$2,527.00
Description

Robert Hilmersson is one of the country's most interesting and internationally recognized pop & street art artists. The recurring theme in his creation is to put known places, events, animals, nature and big city themes in different situations. Often the human attributes are used to reflect our present in a thought-provoking but at the same time humorous way. The strong visual symbolism attracts thoughtfulness and invites you to reflect on the subject in question. Robert Hilmersson doesn't shy away from the big subjects - politics, social problems and above all the climate - where his characteristic penguins scrutinize the viewer. One of Robert Hilmersson's major sources of inspiration is the pop art icon Andy Warhol, where clear influences can be seen in the use of everyday objects and attributes to reflect larger subjects.

We observe that Robert's art has also started appearing at international auctions in recent years. With notes from for example Phillips auction in London 2021, where the final price exceeds our catalog prices, which confirms our belief in his art in the long term. Of course, just an observation, but at the same time a fun feature to know when you buy a work by Hilmersson that you like!

Technique: Acrylic on canvas and handmade classic frame
Size:
70 x 62 cm (incl. frame)

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SKU: 37979

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THE PENGUINS FOUND A HOME WITH ROBERT

He thinks that they are pleasant to put in different environments as they, in a humorous way, make the viewer think about the bigger issues of our time. Robert has tested a few different penguins, but it is usually the same penguin who returns to him.

"THERE IS SO MUCH DARKNESS IN THE WORLD. I WANT TO BRING A LITTLE HUMOR IN OUR TIMES."

- ROBERT HILMERSSON

THE ANIMALS BECOMES A MIRROR INTO OUR ABSURD PRESENT

A recurring theme in Robert Hilmersson's art is to put the animals in situations with human attributes to reflect on our present time in an absurd but humorous way. The strong visual symbolism that arises highlights different angles and approaches to the subject in question.

INTERNATIONALLY APPRECIATED WITH EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

London, New York, Los Angeles, and Budapest to name a few cities. Among other things, Sir Elton John has specially commissioned works from Robert. At home in Sweden, he became Affordable Artfair's most noted artist in 2019.

LIFELONG INTEREST IN ILLUSTRATIONS

Robert studied Art Studies in Stockholm and worked at a design agency before art took over. As a young man, he painted graffiti and learned to handle spray bottles, a technique that stayed with him throughout his life.

"I like it when there are a few mistakes. Then you bring out more life in the picture"

- Robert Hilmersson

RECURRING ELEMENTS OF AMERICANA

The influences come from childhood American movies with Clint Eastwood. Over time, the interest developed into a hunt for the unpolished and rough. The old signs and cars give the works a sense of intensity and connect our present with the 70s and 80s.

ART IS ROBERT'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEBATE

Robert Hilmersson is very interested in societal issues and art is his way of contributing to the discussion and debate on current topics. A good example is his work "Still Floating", which deals with global warming and its impact on the environment and penguins.

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