Abandon All Hope Ye Who Dare Enter..For Here Be Monsters! This is the message you will be greeted with as you enter the magnificent gallery of Todd Robey. The high school art teacher by day is a Dr. Frankenstein by night, creating, through art, the monsters in his head that he has imagined since childhood. He received his art degree from California State University in Long Beach over 10 years ago, but has only been showing his art for the past 2 years. Mr. Robey likes to include his experiences with art shows and galleries in his lessons and seeing that their teacher is making things happen with his art in the “real world” has made him an inspiration to his students.
But why the zombies? In our interview, Todd Robey explains:
I think what has drawn me to zombie art, and horror art in general, has something to do with me being scared of all that stuff when I was a kid. For some reason, monsters have always stuck with me, either because I was scared of them when I was young, or a little bit later, I thought they were the coolest things ever…I’ve just always gravitated towards the outsider, misunderstood monsters and find them so much fun to create, draw, paint or sculpt.
I think we have just as much fun looking at Todd’s art than he has creating it! Behind most great artists is an amazing teacher who inspired and encouraged them to pursue art, so we are looking forward to seeing which of Mr. Robey’s students will be featured on Visual News in the future! We were first introduced to Todd’s work when his friend MikeFX showed off his latest purchases on Viddy and gave us the tip off. After you scroll through the imaginative, bizarre paintings and sculptures below, be sure to check out more of Robey’s art (some pieces available for purchase) on his website. You can also find out his latest happenings on Facebook and Twitter.