Robert Duncombe – PASC
Multicolored Figures Over Beige
Reminiscent of the sectioning of and bright pastels of a stain glass window. This drawing is in pen and colored pencil, with a light beige background in watercolor featuring nine rows with six geometric figures in each row. Each figure is a rentable with rectangles for legs and rectangles for hands, split into smaller rectangle and square shapes in the body to depict individual body parts.
Robert lives in Dearborn and works out of the PASC Southgate studio. Robert draws everything from people, to boats, to animals, in a distinct style reducing his subjects to simplified forms of angles and curves, an often repeating his subjects in lines or patterns. His objects tend to be drawn with a thick outline contrasting with a lined cross-hatched interior. Robert is a versatile artist using pens, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic paint, graphite and marker to realize his forms. Robert has exhibited at The Scarab Club, Detroit (2021), Swords Into Plowshares Gallery, Detroit (2022), PASC Southgate Gallery, Southgate, MI (2022) and PASC at the Belt Gallery (2023).
PASC was launched in January 2021 as the first progressive art and design studio, and exhibition program, in Detroit and Wayne County, dedicated to supporting artists with developmental disabilities and mental health differences to advance independent artistic practices and build individual career paths in the art and design fields. PASC is a program of Services to Enhance Potential (STEP)