Artist Robert Petrick presents a 60 by 120 inch painting entitled Jumpstart in On the Wall: Point of Least Resistance. Jumpstart is a new venture for Petrick in his series of line paintings and exemplifies his ever-evolving progression as a painter. The series deals with the way lines connect and overlap, how they create a mysterious mass when they converge, as it often happens in nature. To Petrick it is evocative of how life works and illustrates how his creative process manifests. His consistent practice integrates vaguely geometric forms, which interact, collide and float, suggesting both object and non-object simultaneously.
Robert Petrick is an American artist born in 1945. He was self-taught, though attended the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania on a high school scholarship. In 1983, he moved to New York and has focused primarily on developing a painting vernacular strongly rooted in the New York School of Conceptual Abstraction and avant garde music. For more than 45 years Petrick has been consistently pushing the medium of painting.