"On the Edge of Darkness" is a series of aerial and still images made in the twilight hrs 1/2 hour before and after sunrise and sunset. These images reveal Robert's fascination with night lighting and the subtle interplay between artificial and natural light that occurs in the landscape. Robert is using a printing technique which face mounts a glossy pigment print to plexiglass for this series. This is an example of an installation which uses this process.
News from Robert Hansen
March 2021: Iconic Laguna Beach Home Redecorated
Seven of Robert's fine art images were used to redecorate an iconic Marc Singer home in Laguna Beach, Ca. Over all, 23 paintings, photographs, and sculptures, chosen from the Forest Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach were used to decorate this private residence.
July, 2021: Sixth year of representation by Forest Ocean Gallery
Robert celebrates his 6th year of representation by Forest Ocean Gallery of Laguna Beach, CA. This fine gallery, located at the corner of Forest and Ocean streets in Laguna Beach, is devoted to the photographic arts as well as other forms of artistic expression and media - representing 30 award winning artists. Currently, Robert is exhibiting His 40"x50" special edition varnished prints from his Mexican Color portfolio.
July-August 31, 2021: 40 Years at the Festival of Arts
This year, Robert celebrates his 40th year of continuous exhibitions at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA., which has been voted "one of the top 10 art festivals in America" by American Style Magazine.
June 2021: The Center Gallery Editions publishes "Dreaming Backwards"
In June of 2021, The Center Gallery Editions published Roberts' book titled, "Dreaming Backwards", drawing from Robert's early images made in the mid-1970s in Iowa. This publication is the second in a series of 6"x6" books intended to be part of a larger collectible archive.
December 2020: Robert's Image,
In December 2020, The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, accepted Robert's image "Opening Night, Festival of Arts into their permanent collection and is featured in the Laguna Beach City Hall Exhibit.
2020: Noteworthy Collections
Three large "Mexican Color" special edition varnished photograph are purchased, shipped and placed in a Philadelphia home. Large pieces of Robert's artwork are frequently crated, insured and shipped throughout the United States.
August 2019: Noteworthy Collections
The print "Blue Corridor" from the "Mexican Color Series" is purchased and placed in La Jolla, Ca.
June 2020: The Monograph
This unique 6"x6" book "Monograph Mexican Color" is the first title published in a larger collection of books of the same size to be collected as an ongoing archive of Robert's works, and is now available or purchase.
June 2019: FOA Permanent Collection Monograph
A book created for special collectors and supporters of the Festival of Arts. Robert Hansen's image, "Hacienda #3" is showcased in this inaugural catalog, and exhibited at the Ritz Carlton Gallery in Dana Point, CA.
March 2021: Fine Art prints now available for online ordering
Our Fine Art gallery now includes online ordering of prints from all images shown here. Each print is available in the appropriate medium selected by the photographer—these include Platinum/Palladium prints, Pigment prints on watercolor or luster paper, Varnished Pigment prints, and Face-mounted Plexiglass prints. Robert Hansen personally makes each print when the order is received, mounts and mats the print, and ensures that it is shipped to the customer in the safest possible manner. See About Prints.
Noteworthy Exhibits: foaSOUTH Exhibit and Meet the Artist
Robert's work from the Permanent Collection of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts was displayed at the foaSOUTH gallery, 1006 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. This noteworthy exhibit began individual exhibits for the FOA permanent collection. The permanent collection has over 1,100 works of art, showcasing the historic culture of Laguna Beach art over the last century.
June 2015: Wells Fargo Bank Exhibition
Twenty Five Platinum Palladium photographs were on display at the Wells Fargo Gallery showcasing images from "Yucatan Passages" published in 2004 by Laguna Wilderness Press. This juried exhibition displayed the timeless quality of the ruin sites, haciendas, and Maya culture from Robert's decade long photographic excursions through southern Mexico in the mid-1990s.
2016: Laguna Art Museum Permanent Collection
Robert's Image "Men of the Volcano" from the book "Yucatan Passages" became part of the permanent collection of the Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
2016: Santa Barbara Museum of Art permanent collection
July 2012: Huntington Library Permanent Collection
Robert Hansen's Image "The Seamstress, Ichmul, Yucatan" plus five other platinum/palladium prints from the "Yucatan Passages Portfolio" is accepted into the permanent collection of The Huntington Library.
January 25, 2011: Wallace Neff Book Available Online
Robert Hansen's luxurious portfolio of Wallace Neff's architecture was debuted in 2011 at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, Ca. This large format, leather bound, limited edition portfolio is available for online purchase. Also available is a smaller, moderately-priced sibling edition.
The book includes letters from celebrities, historical documents and architectural comments from Alson Clark as well as reproductions from over 70 architectural renderings of Neff's original designs. Please see the book page for details.