Pruitt describes his inspiration for Planter as follows:
"Years ago when I was an art student at Parsons, I read a quote from industrial designer George Nelson that said the legacy of 20th century man is far less splendid than the Egyptian pyramids. It is the landfill. This is where the story of this society's culture is revealed. Since reading that, it has been in my consciousness to take things out of that trash heap and reuse them in a humorous and meaningful new way."
Pruitt describes his inspiration for Exquisite Self Portrait: Beauty Rest Selfie as follows:
"In this particular painting, which comes from a series of self-portrait exercises, I was contemplating the nuances of gender fluidity along with a certain sweeping stereotype of a Greenwich housewife - one who might wear Brooks Brothers shirts, a strand of pearls, and engage in an occasional spa day. I can myself in this composite."
Pruitt describes his inspiration for Pjatteryd Oil Painting: Marilyn as follows:
" This is about breathing life into a $30 mass-produced jet print from Ikea by painting thick, luscious oil paint right over the top of it."
About the artist Rob Pruitt
Internationally renowned contemporary artist Rob Pruitt skyrocketed to fame in the late 80's as half of the art team Pruitt-Early. Since then, Pruitt has exhibited extensively in New York and around the world.