I Want To Tell You Everything
48" x 31.5" x 2"
mixed media, on plexiglass/ acrylic
Rob Grad is known for his bold, insightful 3D photo-based assemblages, sculptures, writing, and music. His heavily layered visuals contrast photographic vignettes of majestic natural environments with textures of urban life, infused with his drawing, painting, and words–an aesthetic largely shaped by his two decades living in Venice Beach, CA. Grad’s work addresses existential issues surrounding desire, self-expression, and resilience in a society inundated by technology, social media, and politics. His new work is increasingly influenced by his early career as a musician. He has shown in museums, galleries, and art fairs from Basel to Miami, and Los Angeles. In 2024 he will be exhibiting at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. He has large-scale commissioned works installed on both coasts, and his work is held in private collections.