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Luggage of War Painting

Robert Meincke

United States

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Size: 63 W x 35 H x 0.1 D in

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depictions of American soldiers appropriated from news feeds, military websites and personal photographs from friends and family involved in the conflicts. These sources reveal images in which the war is exposed in fragments. Singular isolated moments combine to express a spectrum of experiences. Common hardships and the sacrifices that they endure. The work uses this collection of fragmented images taken out of context in order to re-contextualize them with soldiers' personal stories and statements.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:63 W x 35 H x 0.1 D in

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Robert is an Artist living and working in Milwaukee. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Meincke graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. His body of work “Please be Civil” combines oil paint, newspaper, and gesso on panels and investigates images of dictators, revolutions and prisoners as a fragmented recollection of past and present global events. Meincke has received numerous awards including the Forrest R. Polk Library Purchase award, the Frederick R. Layton Fellowship in 2009 and 2010. In 2012 he was invited to participate in the Emerging Artist Gallery at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center during the Hidden River Arts Festival. He was voted People's Choice Award: Best in Show and was awarded with a solo show at the Ploch Art Gallery in early 2013. He was selected as a finalist for the Pfister Artist-in-Residence; a year long residency located in a historic hotel in 2015. Robert was the lead texture artist for Avatar Land, a theme park in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He led a team of talented artists, they fabricated, sculpted and painted trees, vines, roots and other foliage. Meincke currently works as an art instructor for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He offers courses the range from traditional drawing and painting to introducing design principles and technology. He also offers courses to the public in drawing and painting workshops throughout the Milwaukee area.

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