New York City
“Painting gives me peace, focus, and strength.”
New York-based artist Rob Chin was taught to be bold and not be afraid to experiment in art. Rob attended the High School of Art and Design and continued his art education at Pratt Institute. He first learned of his love for art in grade school after drawing his classroom’s holiday decorations. When asked why he is driven to continually create, Rob responds “To free myself from what's troubling me. I'm inspired by looking through past masters' art books. When I see what's possible - I can go on from there-- to create images I want the world to see.”
Rob has studied and learned many different styles of art, from a realist style inspired by Rembrandt, to abstract art and the occasional caricature. Through continual dedication to art and creativity, Rob has learned to manage his anxiety attacks and feelings of paranoia. One of the aspects of art he loves the most is its ability to “…transcend where I am now and create other universes on canvas.” as Rob puts it. One of Rob’s dreams is to start an art school that supports children and adults with mental disabilities that is free of charge for all that are interested in attending.
In the meantime, Rob is very excited to be a part of the ArtLifting community. “It [ArtLifting] will expose me to a wider audience” Rob continues “and interacting with other artists who have had mental, emotional and physical challenges will inspire me to push my own boundaries even more.”read more
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