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Robert Vail, American (b. 1948)
Robert Vail | Shadow Planes
Robert Vail
Shadow Planes
Archival Pigment Photograph on Arches Velin Museum Rag Paper
2016
39 3/4 x 32 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned on label affixed on verso.

Robert Vail - Blue Columns
Robert Vail - Rose Pink
Robert Vail - Color of Night
Robert Vail - Planes
Robert Vail - Night Forms
Robert Vail - Bright Passage
Robert Vail - Red Door
Robert Vail - Slant Image

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1948, Robert Vail received his first camera at the age of 8 that sparked his lifelong interest in photography. Robert worked at IBM as an electrical engineer before moving into commercial photography, specializing in fashion and architectural work. For the past ten years he has studied under the tutelage of a master painter, studying the great artists of the past and how they command line, color, and form to achieve aesthetic perfection.

He captures images on nightly sojourns, finding the extraordinary in the most banal urban landscapes. He works in the computer to make paintings using these images as the heart of the finished work. The quiet beauty that is in these works is an integral part of his subconscious, inner life. These captured images in time are his visions as he walks the streets.