Robert Peluce was a painter, sculptor, and animator. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937, Peluce studied at East Los Angeles City College and the Chouinard Art Institute.
“Peluce was an artist unlimited by subject matter, materials or medium. With a fanciful imagination and well-crafted technique, he had an exceptional ability to blend the antics of animation with the sophistications of art. For Peluce, life’s foibles and contradictions were subjects for illumination through sight gags and puns that expressed the seriousness of play and the tragedy of humor.
For what we could consider ordinary and take for granted, Peluce would command our attention by subtly nudging our sensibilities, drawing us into a world of relationships, and focusing on our perceptions of the world. We can no longer hide behind the masks of normality or take lightly our mundane actions. Peluce sees to it that we become aware of life’s absurdities and the dangers of taking it all too seriously.” (from Lamy Avery Gallery)
His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has won many US and international awards including the Peabody Award in 1997. Robert Peluce died on April 12, 2004.
To see more of Peluce’s work, visit Glass Garage Fine Art.