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2019 Artists



Plastorm is the pseudonym of self-taught mixed-media painter, Robert B. Fortney. If there's an encompassing secret to his creative process, he thinks it must have something to do with the eventual revelation that artists have to roll up their sleeves and punch that merciless time-clock just like everyone else. He has no formal art education and couldn't draw a straight line if he tried. So the revelation, at least for himself, was gathering enough courage and confidence to "not draw" creatively.

Plastorm has exhibited pieces across the country and continues to sell to an evolving stable of collectors all over the world. He primarily uses conventional acrylic painting tools combined with those traditionally used by graffiti artists. If forced to define a style, "it would be a mixture of abstraction, science fiction, and humor."

"Plastorm creates mythicons, colorfully drawn with caveman eyes and mathematician hands."

Mixed Media 2D
Community: North/Inner NE Portland
Studio Number: 16
(503) 729-8403 |
Instagram: Plastorm
Twitter: Plastorm

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