“Skateboarding has been a part of my life since 1985. From working for World Industries and Element Skateboards in the late 90’s, to being Creative Director for Zoo York in 2009, skateboarding has guided me creatively and provided a unique perspective on the world. It will always be a part of my DNA.” - RM
Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 60’s by taking inspiration from this culture long past. Through the application of a rich color palette and tongue-in-cheek attitude, Mars’ paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of the Depression. A time before the internet and mobile technology, where information was not instantly available to millions and there was no such thing as instant internet celebrities, and instead people lived with the myth of the unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities.