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Busy Line Art Abstractions by Robert Schroeder

An abstract drawing with overlapping lines and patches of inkTrempt

Abstract artist Robert Schroeder uses drawing techniques to create his busy line art abstractions. Each work has the appearance of a frantic road map, with different ink-drawn paths travelling across the page and intersecting to create patches of colour and pattern.


A set of two abstract drawings with black lines and pastel coloursClich

Robert uses ink, pencil and felt marker in the majority of his works. While the artist occasionally works in black and white, focusing on the nature of the line itself, I find his coloured works to be the most inviting. We looked at some of these artworks in our previous feature of Robert’s dizzyingly intricate artworks, and his more recent works don’t disappoint.


The front page of Robert Schroeder's art websiteThe front page of Robert's website

Just looking at one of the artist’s coloured pieces showcases the amount of painstaking work that goes into each piece. The lines never seem to waver, only curving neatly as if each movement has been completely pre-planned and flawlessly executed. Robert’s artworks function in new and interesting ways on a larger scale, as seen in his outdoor mural for Scratch Deli. 


An outdoor mural on a retaining wallScratch Deli Mural (detail)

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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