Rob Howe New Paintings

29 August – 1 September 2018

Rob Howe Evan, 2018
SOLD

Rob Howe Evan, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81.5 cm
SOLD

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Rob Howe Southside, 2018
$2,300 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Southside, 2018, oil on linen, 81.5 x 100 cm, $2,300 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Hobart Street, 2018
$1,400 incl. GST
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Rob Howe Hobart Street, 2018, oil on board, 54.5 x 61 cm, $1,400 incl. GST
SOLD

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Rob Howe Pink breakfast, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Pink breakfast, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81.5 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Woonona East (Winter), 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Woonona East (Winter), 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Four pots, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Four pots, 2018, oil on board, 61.5 x 81.5 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Winter morning (Bentleigh), 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Winter morning (Bentleigh), 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110 cm, $2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe The Amenities Block, 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
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Rob Howe The Amenities Block, 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110.5 cm, $2,400 incl. GST
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Rob Howe Lower Escarpment Trail, 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Lower Escarpment Trail, 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110 cm , $2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Tropical Corrimal, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
SOLD

Rob Howe Tropical Corrimal, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81.5 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
SOLD

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Rob Howe Ormond Morning, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
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Rob Howe Ormond Morning, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
SOLD

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Rob Howe Hobart Street (Morning), 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Hobart Street (Morning), 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe Late afternoon Herbie, 2018
$1,200 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Late afternoon Herbie, 2018, oil on board, 46 x 61 cm, $1,200 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe The red tree, 2018
$1,200 incl. GST
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Rob Howe The red tree, 2018, oil on board, 46 x 61 cm, $1,200 incl. GST
SOLD

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Rob Howe 235, 2018
$1,100 incl. GST
SOLD

Rob Howe 235, 2018, oil on board, 41 x 54 cm, $1,100 incl. GST
SOLD

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Rob Howe Installation view

Rob Howe Installation view

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Rob Howe Installation view

Rob Howe Installation view

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Rob Howe Southside, 2018
$2,300 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Southside, 2018, oil on linen, 81.5 x 100 cm, $2,300 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

1 /
Rob Howe Pink breakfast, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Pink breakfast, 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81.5 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

2 /
Rob Howe Woonona East (Winter), 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Woonona East (Winter), 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

3 /
Rob Howe Four pots, 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Four pots, 2018, oil on board, 61.5 x 81.5 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

4 /
Rob Howe Winter morning (Bentleigh), 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Winter morning (Bentleigh), 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110 cm, $2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

5 /
Rob Howe The Amenities Block, 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe The Amenities Block, 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110.5 cm, $2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

6 /
Rob Howe Lower Escarpment Trail, 2018
$2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Lower Escarpment Trail, 2018, oil on board, 81 x 110 cm , $2,400 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

7 /
Rob Howe Hobart Street (Morning), 2018
$1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Hobart Street (Morning), 2018, oil on board, 61 x 81 cm, $1,700 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

8 /
Rob Howe Late afternoon Herbie, 2018
$1,200 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Rob Howe Late afternoon Herbie, 2018, oil on board, 46 x 61 cm, $1,200 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Rob Howe zooms out from the singular abode and focuses his brush on the local community. In one painting, Evan, a man stands within the purple perimeter of his fence, looking slightly perplexed as he peers at us from below his thick-rimmed glasses. It feels as though we are a distant acquaintance standing on his porch, smiling awkwardly while we wait for his recognition. Walk down the road and you arrive at the local op shop, the ubiquitous red signage saliently sitting above a blurred figure in an equally ubiquitous high vis vest – a scene we’ve all seen. Responding to specific places, Howe’s gestural application of oil and shapely blocks of colour create moments of abstraction within familiar streetscapes. The artist comments, ‘I’m exploring areas of colour that work together; making shapes of colour. What I enjoy most about both making and looking at paintings is when I catch subconscious decisions struggling to come through.’ For Howe, the concept of ‘home’ is less about a place and more about – to quote The Castle again – ‘the vibe of the thing’. He reflects, ‘I’m one of those people for whom home is more of a sense or feeling as opposed to any specific location or building. I’ve felt it even in places I have visited only fleetingly, and it’s a feeling of warmth and knowing. A sense of community strengthens this feeling.’

 

Excerpt from Artist Profile, 2018

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