Big Bad Wolf by Rob Plater

Big Bad Wolf by Rob Plater


Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas - 12x16

Artist Statement

My work is a direct reflection of where I am from. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, subject matters of tradition, urban culture and human interaction, became driving elements of my creative process. The work mirrors circumstances unique to my upbringing in Brooklyn, and sheds light onto my personal search for identity or relevance in continuously changing settings. The visual cultures found in traditional painting, street art and illustration serve as platforms for my imagination to exist as something tangible and further express the manner in which I rationalize the world.


Robert Plater was born 1988 in Queens, New York and was raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Early childhood influences from comics, illustration, Hip-Hop and Graffiti were admired and explored for a number of years though drawing. While attending Towson University, This passion for drawing eventually transitioned into painting. Acrylic and oil paint were the main tools he used to combine the graphic qualities of illustration and Graffiti with the more traditional teachings of drawing and painting. After receiving his BA from Towson, Robert then moved on to the New York Academy of Art in pursuit of an MFA degree.  At the Academy, Robert worked to expand his knowledge of human anatomy and traditional painting/drawing techniques. The re‐appropriation of aesthetics and traditions within Robert’s work serve to bridge the gap between his favorite genres within the extensive history of image making. 

Aside from various commission projects and exhibitions, Robert also works as a muralist with a number of visible works throughout the city.

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