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Robin Lauersdorf

"For many artists, drawing is used preliminary as a means to an end. Through years of meticulous work, I have shown that the pencil can be used as an art form in itself. I work with graphite pencils because I feel they have a purity like no other medium has. "

Robin Lauersdorf has always felt inspired by artist M.C. Escher. His work combines definite Escher influences with his own touch of whimsy. With thirty years of drawing experience, the artist feels he can draw almost anything, so he now focuses his attention on the storytelling aspect of his images.

Lauersdorf uses imagination, paper, pencils, and hopefully, no erasers to create his graphite pencil drawings. Through close observation, he renders his drawings with as much realistic detail as possible. Without the use of color, his drawings must stand on design and technique alone. He uses different pencil hardnesses to create a broad range of values from light to dark.

While pursuing a degree in architecture, Lauersdorf decided to take a few drawing classes. He soon realized he enjoyed drawing more than architecture, and switched his major to art. None of his instructors taught the photorealistic drawing style that he liked, so after graduating, he taught himself. For more than thirty years, he has shown his work at art fairs all over the country.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
M.C. Escher-Imagination and Illusiion, Wausau, WI USA, Woodson Art Museum, 2017
Round the Fountain Art Fair, Belleville IL USA, Belleville IL, 2016
Boston Mills Art Festival, Peninsula, OH, Boston Mills Ski Resort, 2016