National radio and TV interviews Print feature in Wire Magazine Features in Pitchfork.tv, Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay Online marketing campaign on Pitchfork.com Excerpts in 50 Watts, It's Nice That, Wire Magazine Published to coincide with national book/gallery tour Promotion on the author's website http://www.robertbeattyart.com/ Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's book tour Artist playlist on Apple Music
Robert Beatty is an artist and musician born in 1981 in Lexington, Kentucky, where he works and lives. Beatty emerged from the mid 2000's American noise music underground to become one of the most sought after figures in contemporary album art, designing upwards of 75 record covers in the past 10 years. His designs include award winning album covers and logos for Tame Impala, Oneohtrix Point Never, Neon Indian, Real Estate, Peaking Lights and countless others. In addition to album art Beatty creates installations, illustrations for publications as diverse as Lucky Peach, The Wire Magazine, and the New York Times, and his artwork and design has been featured in the art comic anthologies Mould Map, Nazi Knife and Kramers Ergot. Robert was the first artist featured in Pitchfork.tv's documentary series "Pitchfork Unsung", focusing on individuals who've made significant contributions to music but remain outside the spotlight. Taking aesthetic cues from airbrushed cosmic album art and avant garde animation of decades past, Beatty updates the style utilizing an idiosyncratic combination of digital and hand drawn techniques resulting in a timeless feel. Robert performs and records music solo as Three Legged Race and is a member of the band Hair Police and has recorded and toured with C. Spencer Yeh's Burning Star Core and numerous other bands. In 2014 he released a collection of soundtracks composed to accompany a range of video work by innovative digital artist, Takeshi Murata.
"Airbrushed insanity" -Daniel Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never "It's that sort of artwork which looks like it was never made by anyone, it simply exists in its own realm." -Paul Pope "Like a time machine to another dimension, propelling you through a mental plane of the past and future all at once." --Sammy Harkham (Crickets, Kramers Ergot) "Floodgate Companion distills his obsessive nature into one svelte tome." -- It's Nice That "He delights in hinting at an idea, but never truly giving it away... The images he creates are disparate in style and theme, but united by a refusal to give too much away." -- Eye on Design "In this artwork, geometries and corporealities both have intrinsic life to them. Even the symbols that Beatty telegraphs onto the work, suggestive of QR codes or Braille or alien runes, seem as if they might scuttle right off the page." -- Tunica