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MR. WOFAT
(Bob Cooley)

(...)The whole thing emerged as a compulsion that began with art paint on cardboard panels I cut out of boxes from the liquor store. I quickly transitioned to canvas and acrylics and became driven by the unfolding story of el diablo, my primary subject (or alter ego) at the time. Over time, my paintings have developed into a microcosm of characters and ideas. el diablo’s playground “domain/realm”. In my mind, story is still at the center of my work. Over time, my style has evolved to include bold colors and a touch of symbolism splashed on a continuous backdrop of humor. At the crux of each piece is the question of “what is really going on here?” as I aim to exploit the juxtaposition of unlikely images or ideas. You could call it Pop Art or Comic Art, but I just call it what I do. An external expression and combination of all the ideas that happen to be floating around in my head at any given time.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Mugshot-crown
Acrylic on canvas board
Class of 84
Acrylic on liquor store cardboard
Little off the top
Acrylic on canvas board
Toulouse l'pierree
Acrylic on canvas board
Mugshot-payphone
Acrylic on canvas board
Dracula
Acrylic on paper
Creature
Acrylic on paper
Guardian angels
Acrylic on canvas
Zap gun
Acrylic on canvas
His and hers
Acrylic on paper
Champ
Acrylic on paper
Crown
Acrylic on cardboard
Stovepipe
Acrylic on cardboard
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
Untitled
Acrylic on paper