about the artist
Robert Langford has been fascinated by the concepts of color field, action, and abstract expressionism for most of his adult life. His earliest impressions of color and texture come from his East Texas upbringing, where he learned to appreciate the beauty of wide-open landscapes. Though he spent his early career in commercial real estate, Langford continued to educate himself about art. He experimented, refined his technique, and transitioned to painting full time in 2000.
Nature and its evolving stages are a focus –– not as a way to create recognizable images, but as a way to convey emotions. His art reflects the same kind of untamable energy and fluidity of form that he finds in nature. He sees his paintings, like the external world, as perpetually in motion. Each piece has a will of its own.
In addition to his work with corporate clients, Langford has shown extensively in group and solo exhibits across the country. He enjoys the collaborative nature of the art community and often partners with other artists and gallery owners to support various non-profits.
"I’m drawn by the energetic use of color, relying on the tension between the spontaneous and the considered, the accidental and the consciously executed. I hide very little. My methods are evident as I cover and uncover, delineate and sweep over the shapes on the canvas. The colors respond to one another, and I let their interaction guide me in the composition."