Mario Andres Robinson

The Carriage Pusher

Auction Closed

January 26, 07:56 PM GMT


7,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot Details


Mario Andres Robinson


b. 1970

The Carriage Pusher

signed MARIO (lower right)

pastel on paper

sheet: 22 by 22 in.; 44.9 by 55.9 cm

framed: 34 3/4 by 39 1/2 in.; 99.2 by 100.3 cm

Robinson recalled “I met this gentleman in North Charleston, South Carolina. He was pushing a shopping carriage full of aluminum cans with the intention of trading them in for money. He was large and imposing in stature, however gregarious and kind in nature. There was a light that radiated from him. This painting demonstrates the false reality stereotypes present.” The extraordinary canvas-like texture Robinson achieves is the result of labor-intensive cross-hatching that lends the composition an ethereal almost divine quality.