All Gates Open, Rob Sussman
Though named after a song by Can, I drew this upon hearing David Lynch talk about where great ideas come from. “Trillions and zillions of ideas,” he said, “and they’re all there, waiting to be caught.” I wanted to communicate that sense of abundance — a kind of blossoming, voluptuous life force. Fertility run amok.
Acrostic Interview with Rob Sussman.1
Tagline: Give yourself and your work a tagline or sentence.
Energetic and obsessive, acerbic and verbose. Rob’s work continues to evolve.
Rest: How do you spend your time off?
I like to take walks with my girlfriend. Watch movies, and read. Travel when I can. Argue on Facebook.
Influence: What would you like to share with our audience and what effect do you hope to have on us?
Hopefully something in the work will touch the viewer, politically or aesthetically, and leave a residue of something positive.
Rob Sussman’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Paper, The Progressive, LA Weekly, The Village Voice, New York Press and The NY Times Book Review. Rob was born and grew up in New York City. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and Otis College of Art & Design. Rob lives and works in Los Angeles. You can reach out to him on his website at: robsussman.com or on instagram.com/rob_sussman.