Rob Pruitt is an American post-conceptual artist, placing more emphasis on concept rather than aesthetics. Pruitt’s work includes sketches, installations, and sculptures. An alumnus of New York’s Parsons School of Design, his artwork isn’t limited to just one particular style or medium. Instead, he views each piece of his work with complete individuality, having more to do with his personal experiences and life. However, he is best known for his panda paintings and gradient paintings. Pruitt has been in numerous exhibitions and it is a certainty that, at the “Peanuts Global Artist Collective”, we will surely be seeing some of his pandas hanging out with the beloved Snoopy.
The 55-year-old artist revealed the inspiration for his participation in the “Global Artist Collective” to be his fondness for the comic strip ever since he was a kid. “In fact, I think I taught myself how to draw by copying Peanuts characters and strips over and over, especially the details,” recalls Pruitt.
His favorite characters are Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown. Rob’s fondest childhood memories regarding “Peanuts” include Vince Guaraldi’s theme music for the Peanuts Christmas TV special and his Snoopy lunchbox which he used in first grade.