8 of 55 cards by Rob Sussman

ART TODAY 030118 The variations of Rob Sussman’s world, exemplified in his deck of playing cards, “to mimic the heterogeneity of the Village Gate”

Clockwise from upper left: Emma Goldman, Nina Simone, Walt Whitman, card back, James Baldwin, Marcel Duchamp, Angela Davis, card back, Henry Geldzehler, Margaret Cho. The deck was inspired by famed Greenwich Village jazz and comedy club the Village Gate. Over the course of its 35 year history, the 3-story club hosted everyone from Nina Simone to Noam Chomsky, Richard Pryor to the Velvet Underground.

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Rob Sussman.4

Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?
A lot of contradictory things. Playful but humorless, funny but morose. Omnivorous, child-like, petulant, curious. Argumentative. In flux.

Room: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most compelled to create?
My bedroom. Working at home is the single best thing about being an illustrator. I draw on the same drafting table I’ve been using since I was 18. My bed and the floor work for larger canvases, and I do my digital work on a boat-sized industrial desk from the 40s. I’m surrounded by books and records and art made by friends. Feels like a pretty integrated, personal habitat.

To find out more about Rob click links below:
robsussman.com or on instagram.com/rob_sussman


If you missed Rob Sussman’s art and interview from earlier this week, here’s your chance to review

ART TODAY 022818 En Route to Père Lachaise – the extraordinary illustrative mastery of Rob Sussman

ART TODAY 022718 Ave E by Rob Sussman – A stippled and unrequited mating dance

ART TODAY 022618 All Gates Open inspired by a David Lynch talk on ‘where great ideas from’ – Acrostic Interview starts today

ART TODAY 022518 Rob Sussman Art: Behind The Eyes, Snap Your Fingers by Chris Bonno

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