RAR! Robots & Reds"
Justin Currie, "RAR! Robots & Reds".
Opening Reception: June 4, 7-11pm
Free admission, Artist in attendance
Additional Hours June 5-June 16:
Tuesday through Friday*, 12-6
*First Friday, June 5, 12-9pm
At some point, all the stories that popped into my head started including heavy elements of giant robot characters. I just rolled with it.
Justin Currie grew up on a healthy balanced diet of Sci-fi and fantasy novels, video games, lego, and silver age comics left over from my grandmothers days working at the drug store. This combined with a nonstop need to doodle on everything set him down a path which included drawing a lot of robots. Three years of Graphic Design training later and some time spent at a Game company as a concept artist, he is now publishing his own stories and painting his own ideas.
Currie always wanted to tell stories with pictures, and somewhere along the lines, robots became his favourite theme to incorporate, and at the same time his personal style and portfolio was evolving with a strong mechanically organic twist. For most of his work, the idea for the scene comes first, and the story behind it evolves into place as the painting began to flesh out.
Currie grew up on a small farm outside the village of La Riviere, with his four sisters, one brother, as well as some dogs and cats. Upon graduation from Pilot Mound High School, Justin moved into the City of Winnipeg to begin Red River’s graphic design program. He studied digital mediums, logo design, typography, web development, flash animation, print production, etc. Graphic design training ended up being an ideal foundation for professional illustration, and shortly after graduation, Justin developed his trademark style known as “Shattered Vector Painting”. In the past few years, Justin has been attending as many comic conventions as manageable, honing his personal skill set. Now, with a recognizable style, an expanding fan base, and ever growing portfolio, Justin has recently decided to leave a much enjoyed concept artist position at a local video game company behind to chase his own dreams and start his own company “Chasing Artwork”.