Robert Mars

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Nationality American, b. 1969
Location: New York, USA

Robert Mars is a contemporary American artist known for his Futurelic Pop-forms, celebrating icons of the Golden Era that peaked in the 1950s and 60s. Before committing to being a full-time artist, Mars started out as a graphic designer in New York City and then design director for fashion brands.
After spending most of his life in New York, Mars lived on the west coast in Los Angeles and Portland before returning to east coast to fiercely pursue fine art. Mars’ artwork is exhibited worldwide, including museum collections in Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Paris, Aspen and Naples. Alongside Damien Hirst, Mars' artwork was selected for the Absolut Vodka Blank campaign. His largest monumental piece to date was acquired by Philip Morris/Altria for their corporate headquarters in Virginia. In 2015, Mars was chosen for the cover of Neiman Marcus’ May Book and on the same year, Coca-Cola also purchased several existing works and ordered commissions for a world tour.
You can find many of Robert Mars’ artworks in the institutional collections of: Coral Springs Museum of Art, International Museum of Collage and New Bedford Art Museum, as well as in the corporate collections of Coca Cola, Microsoft, Adidas, Nike, Inc., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Oceania Cruises, Prps, and the Monopol Hotel Collection in St. Moritz.

Exhibitions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
2017 Group Exhibition - Lonesome Crowded West, Tulsa, USA
2017 Context Armory Week, New York, NY, USA                    
2016 Solo Exhibition - The Golden Age, Mead Carney Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
2016 Group Exhibition - Fifteen Minutes, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL, USA
2016 Group Exhibition - Effervescence, Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, GA, USA
2016 Solo Exhibition - The Golden Age - Mead Carney Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
2016 Solo Exhibition - Days Were Golden, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN, USA
2016 Context Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA                    
2015 Solo Exhibition - Boys Are Back in Town, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2015 Group Exhibition - Boston, MA, USA
2014 Solo Exhibition - A Love Supreme, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
2014 Group Exhibition - The Art of Cinema, Boston, MA, USA
2014 Solo Exhibition - Mars Attacks, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2014 Solo Exhibition - A Love Supreme, New York, NY, USA
2014 Solo Exhibition - A Love Affair, Washington, DC, USA
2014 Context Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA                    
2013 Group Exhibition -TedxPDX, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
2013 Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland                    
2012 Solo Exhibition - Captivated, Coral Springs Museum Of Art, Coral Springs, FL, USA
2012 Solo Exhibition - Stars and Starlets, New York, NY, USA
2011 Solo Exhibition - American Idols, Galerie Bartoux, Honfleur, France
2011 Solo Exhibition -  American Art, Museum Gallery of Modern Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 Solo Exhibition - Lost and Found, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010 Solo Exhibition - Chronicles of America, Boston, MA, USA
2010 Art20 at the Armory, New York, NY, USA                    
2009 Solo Exhibition - Ruins and Relics, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2009 Solo Exhibition - Notes from the Road, New York, NY, USA
2009 Solo Exhibition - Diamonds and Rust, Atlanta, GA, USA
2009 Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA                    
2008 Solo Exhibition - Beauty in Hindsight, Portland, OR, USA
2008 Solo Exhibition - Fading Trails, New York, NY, USA
2008 Solo Exhibition - Viva Lost Vegas, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2008Art London, London, UK                    
2008Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam                    
2007 Solo Exhibition - Gas, Food, Lodging, Boston, MA, USA
2006 Group Exhibition - BraveArt 06, Vancouver, Canada
2005 Group Exhibition - Commons, Basefield Projects, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Group Exhibition - San Francisco, CA
2004 Group Exhibition - Modart, Munich, Germany
2003 Group Exhibition - From the Ground Up, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
2003 Group Exhibition - What is Compound, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Group Exhibition - Into the Void, Portland, OR, USA
2003 Group Exhibition - Modart, Munich, Germany

Publications

2014 Mars Attacks! Artist Robert Mars Comments on the Cult of Celebrity and Brand Names – Artsy
2013 An Interview with Robert Mars – Dirty Laundry Magazine
2013 Robert Mars, Hollywood icons, American dreams – Provokr
2013 Creativity Is On – 24/7 With Robert Mars! – Art&Fashion Salon
2008 Robert Mars’ portrait of old Las Vegas – Lost at E Minor

Robert Mars - American Icons

Other Artworks from this artist