For the past several years I have been making drawings and paintings on paper and wood panel inspired by my interest in deconstructionist philosophy and design. Through my work I explore the way that repetitiveness is structured into discrete forms that are shaped by the prototype, which become the pattern, which become the system, which is itself repeating. I am equally interested in systems of production, which could be anything manmade or found in nature—pattern as a means of being or appearing by way of repeating—the pattern as an act, a process, and a product.
Robert Otto Epstein studied philosophy and political science at the University of Pittsburgh and law at the University of Durham in the UK. He has shown widely in the US and Europe and has been featured in a number of publications, including: The New York Times, ELLE Magazine, VICE, Juxtapoz, The Wild Magazine, L Magazine The Jealous Curator, Design Sponge, The Chronogram, The New Criterion, Pattern Pulp, Little Paper Planes, Dwell Studio. Epstein’s work is in the corporate collections of Facebook, The Big Human, and Fidelity Investments to name a few. Epstein has curated a number of exhibitions in NYC. He currently lives and works just outside of New York City.