Robert Lebsack is an American artist of Thai and European heritage that grew up traveling the world in a military family. This early exposure to many different cultures, along with a
bi-racial identity, helped influence his artistic sensibility. Lebsack's art urges us to consider different perspectives and thoughtful ways of interpreting our world and the issues
facing humanity. Lebsack creates artworks using mixed media with ink, charcoal and acrylic painting on archival copies of sheet music, books and/or newspaper. Utilizing collage
backgrounds formed from various types of printed text on paper, Lebsack renders his artworks with symbols, metaphors and stories about ourselves.
"Each of my artworks is an open-ended narrative that often engage in reflection about the human condition. I encourage the viewer to construct their own visual interpretations of my drawings
and paintings informed by the fragments of printed paper background materials. I like the meaning of each artwork to be somewhat unique to the viewer and work on multiple levels. The
seemingly random placement of text in the background can come into focus to reveal layers of meaning if you read the words and images together. Among a multitude of possibilities, a single
piece of my art could be understood as addressing a poignant social issue, a memory, a story of growth or personal struggle; simultaneously or separately, depending on the lens through which
you view the world."
Represented in Los Angeles by Artspace Warehouse Gallery
Zürich Switzerland by Kunstwarenhaus
Lebsack's imagery is hand drawn with great detail and extends from the front onto all sides, adding a visual impact from every angle. His paintings have been exhibited and collected worldwide,
including in New York, Singapore, Zurich, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Some of his collectors include celebrities Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Ariel Winter as well as major international