Iconic: Artist explores what it means to be an icon

“I’ve never swayed from what I do,” said contemporary artist Robert Mars of Redding. “I started making assemblages when I was seven years old with sports objects, especially baseball. I’ve always been interested in iconic things. What is iconic? That is the question I pose in my work, but do not answer. I want viewers to look and decide.” Mars works in a broad range of art forms, but is best known for his Neo Pop multilayered, mixed media and collage art that celebrates the cultural icons of the 1950s and 60s, which have been dubbed Futurelics. His work has … Read more

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