Robert Takacs
Artist/
Painter

Robert Takacs

Painter

Bio

On the 24th of July, 1968, the Universe wanted to bless mankind with a majestic purveyor of visual and musical artistic grandeur...but that didn't quite pan out, and civilization got a tall, skinny, quirky, nerdy type guy with glasses instead. From an early age I was artistically inclined. From drawing and painting, to accordion lessons and drumming on pots until I got my first guitar at age 15. Though I began by learning cover songs and emulating the works of others, I quickly transitioned to writing my own original material. This characteristic would help me develop what I like to consider a unique style that has carried over into all my artistic endeavors. Along with music came a love for digital art when I got my first computer, a job at a print company, and my first pirated version of Adobe Photoshop. Over the years I did all the graphic work for the various bands I played with, as well as for a few other local artists. It was an incredible learning experience while both having fun, and expressing myself. As the years went on I began to delve into the world of video editing and visual fx. (and I now use a legit version of the Adobe Suite). Throughout my life, I’ve been a huge fan of comics, superheros, horror/fantasy/sci-fi films and animation. These different elements, along with a love of creepy/abstract/surreal imagery, would culminate in the artistic style I now unleash on a regular basis. No rules. Boundless expression. From my music, mixing various styles into single compositions, to painting odd, abstract caricatures that usually convey serious/dark messages with bright colors. Picking up the paintbrush after so many years of mainly digital art has been like an oxygen tank to someone who was just in a burning building.
…...Ok, maybe that’s a bit over-dramatic, but you get my point. I just love to create, to the point where I often don’t know where to start, and cause myself anxiety by overthinking. Usually though, that leads to some really cool artwork. So, if it works, it works.

Artworks