Robert Jessup



Known for his narrative paintings, Robert Jessup has eschewed a representational style in his recent work in order to create ambitious paintings and drawings that aim to reconfigure his world of imagery. Barely decipherable figures navigate a wild and colorful pictorial space that churns with a furious plasticity. the very visceral paint application can range from the most delicate whisperings of a fine brush's touch, to the brutal scrapings and trowelings of the widest knife. Jessup states: "the configurations arise from the battle between the charged forces of the rectangle, the impetuosity of my flailing physical self, and the persistence of my desire to configure in spite of my many doubts and dissatisfactions."

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York, NY
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
  • Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
  • Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Littlejohn Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
  • Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY
  • Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  • Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
  • Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX