Canadian Artist Rob Elphinstone
Art pieces by Rob
Elphinstone have been or will be going on exhibition in many
countries since 2007.
An Art critic in Argentina, Ricardo César Lescano Grosso said the following about his work: "His paintings radiate light from a hidden painful world, creating a natural atmosphere of intimacy. Combining thousands of colors in constant dynamism, sky, water and vegetation seem grouped to dance to the beat of your pulse, full of feelings and passions. His art is called "Actualism Art" as a testimony of a key reality that the author reflects in his work.”Rob Elphinstone specializes in capturing the beauty of the Canadian west coast through his textured wild flowing landscapes. His art reflects the belief that our senses reveal only a shadow of what we truly experience. Rob believes that the beauty of a place is hardly ever replicated in a photo or a video. Our senses take in a fraction of what we perceive about the world. This tiny fraction is the shadow of what is really there. Art should not have to be about what the inner psyche experiences or displaying perfectly what is optically there but should be about the unseen reality that everyone feels. His art pieces reflect
the premise that creative art stems from what is truly evident in nature rather than the shadow that can be photographed. The term "Actualism art" is used to distinguish this art form from the emotionally based "expressionism" trend. Reality is more than just the sum of our emotional impressions and the sense detection of an external scene. The realism art discipline attempts to capture the latter and expressionism the former. Rob Elphinstone's version of Actualism art allows that the observer can interpret the "actual" and create works that capture the essence of the observed in a fundamental way.