Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana on September 13, 1928.
Indiana was one of the preeminent figures in American art since the 1960s. He has played a central role in the development of assemblage art, hard-edge painting and Pop art. A self proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana has created a highly original body of work that explores American identity, personal history and the power of abstraction and language, establishing an important legacy that resonates in the work of many contemporary artists who make the written word a central element of their oeuvre.
One of the central figures of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana takes his inspiration from commercial signs, claiming: “There are more signs than trees in America. There are more signs than leaves. So I think of myself as a painter of American landscape.” In his paintings, sculptures, and prints, he mimics and re-arranges the words and numbers of a myriad of signs, including the Phillips 66 gas station logo and the “Yield” traffic sign. He is most famous for his “LOVE” paintings and sculptures, first produced in the 1960s. Creating a block out of the word—with the “L” and the “O” set atop the “V” and the “E”—Indiana has effectively inserted his own sign into the mix.
罗伯特·印第安纳于1928年9月13日出生于印第安纳州新城堡的罗伯特·克拉克。 自20世纪60年代以来，印第安纳州一直是美国艺术界的杰出人物之一。他在组合艺术，硬边绘画和波普艺术的发展中发挥了核心作用。印第安纳州自称为“美国画家画家”，创造了一个高度原创的作品，探索美国身份，个人历史以及抽象和语言的力量，建立了一个重要的遗产，在许多当代艺术家的作品中产生共鸣。书面文字是他们全部作品的核心要素。 作为波普艺术运动的核心人物之一，罗伯特·印第安纳（Robert Indiana）从商业标志中汲取灵感，声称：“美国有更多的树木而不是树木。有比叶子更多的迹象。因此，我认为自己是美国风景画家。“在他的绘画，雕塑和版画中，他模仿并重新排列了无数标志的文字和数字，包括菲利普斯66加油站标志和”收益率“交通标志。他最着名的作品是他的“爱”绘画和雕塑，最初是在20世纪60年代制作的。创建一个单词块 - “V”和“E” - 印第安纳上面的“L”和“O”已经有效地将他自己的符号插入到混音中。