Robert W.O. Stone


Giampaolo Abbondio // Robert W.O. Stone


Robert W.O. Stone was born in London in 1981, where he undertook an artistic training at the Slade School of Fine Art. His work has been displayed in several personal exhibitions and group shows since 1999, both nationally and internationally.
The painting of Robert Stone is happily wicked, liquid, without rules and academicisms. A painting which, on the contrary, seeks for a tailor-made world, some place inside the mind where individuals allow themselves anomalous spaces, boredom and fix looks, creative freedom, erotic abandon.
What appears is the erotic tension of David Hockney, his elegant and lecherous individualism, the power of an intimate narration that raises palpable emotions. But the painting is also an accumulation of planes and stratifications, born from models in the way of R. B. Kitaj.
Robert Stone paints people in their elective environment, erecting around them sudden openings on landscape, fragmenting the scene with appropriate scraps and inserts. It’s impossible to enclose Stone in any genre, just as the Post-war British Painting proves us today. Robert W.O. Stone lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Robert W.O. Stone, Lily, 2005, oil on canvas, 138x152cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, After you’ve gone, 2005, oil on canvas, 180,5x221cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Niagara Jump, 2005, oil on canvas, 214×158,5cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Van Dyck Neck / Dead Baby Rock, 2005, oil on canvas, 169x195cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Encased in glass prayer (Miami Jews Club), 2015, oil on canvas, 41,5x50cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Untitled, oil on canvas, 24x18cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, A smart man would employ his interlude to get a little stink on his johnson, 2014, oil on canvas, 45x45cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, The Alchymical Marriage, 2015, oil and spray paint on canvas, 150x150cm each, 150x600cm tot.

Robert W.O. Stone, Pool, 2005, oil on canvas, 180x220cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Kate, 2005, oil on canvas, 180×220,5cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Untitled, 2005, oil on canvas, 149,5x182cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Awake to the clues, 2006, oil on canvas, 183x152cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Untitled, oil on canvas, 32x35cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, The future perfect, 2013, oil on canvas, 24x18cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Heated Nightfall, 2014, oil on canvas, 30x24cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, The Afterlife Club, 2015, oil on canvas, 145X125cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Palms in Arizona, 2005, oil on canvas, 175x220cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Dirk and Cyd, 2005, oil on canvas, 174,5x211cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Self-portrait at 28, 2005, oil on canvas, 202x152cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Untitled, 2005, oil on canvas, 217x186cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Harry!, oil on canvas, 24x18cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Darth Vader lonely at 4 am, 2015, oil on canvas, 24,5×30,5cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Pleasure is King in the Vacuum, 2012, oil on canvas, 24x30cm.

Robert W.O. Stone, Talking of Michelangelo, 2015, oil on canvas, 125x155cm.