Bob Landstrom, Untitled (326), volcanic rock and pigment on canvas
Bob Landstrom studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Landstrom has exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally, and was the winner of the SOHO International Competition in New York as well as the Open Studios National Competition in both 1994 and 2002.
His work is a unique combination of oil paint with crushed volcanic rock. His mostly abstract paintings and works on paper have a granulated texture with images scratched and drawn into the surface. They evoke a primitive style with symbols and iconography culled from religions, mysticism, and ancient languages.
“I think every person is a kind of transceiver to varying degrees, depending on where they’re from and how they live,” says Bob, “which is reflected in the fact—among other ways—that certain images or symbols are universal and occur in vastly different civilizations all over the world and throughout history.”
Landstrom's work can be found in public, corporate and private collections around the world including Washington Institute for Creative Activity, Washington, D.C; U.S. Embassy, Brussels, Belgium; Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX; Alston & Bird, Atlanta, GA; The Feldman Group, Washington, D.C.