Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with visual artist Bobby Danger.
Robert Leon Talley Jr. was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. His father, a Former Marine and Vietnam Veteran , worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, his mother who had a background in art, was a Blue Cross Blue Shield health care administrator. Robert’s interest in art began very early. As a young child, Robert challenged his mother to draw a dinosaur for him and after being corrected by him numerous times, she finally gave him the materials so he could draw it himself. Fortunately, Robert was able to take art classes throughout his public schooling where his early inspirations came from artists such as Robert Crumb,Ralph Bakshi and Chuck Close. His love for art was an anchor in an otherwise chaotic and tumultuous Youth
After high school Robert joined the United States Marine Corps. He spent four years in the Marines at Camp Pendleton, and after being honorably discharged, he moved to New York City to pursue a degree in Interactive Media and Web Design at The Art Institute of New York. Living in the art capital of the world, surrounded by progressive people with the hustle and drive to succeed, Robert began exploring color in his work and developed the style he uses today.
Upon returning to Durham in 2009, he faced a number of difficulties and losses. Now he is currently focused on artistic recognition. Inspired by gritty urban landscapes and his worldview colored by heavy personal experiences, Robert’s current artworks offer a unique perspective that he hopes will cause the viewer to pause and reflect.
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