Local artist Robert Soffian

Robert Soffian has been an acquaintance and inspirational local figure to me for many years. Yet, I was not at all aware of his paintings. I know him through his long body of work bringing edgy theater productions to the Shasta College stage. His eclectic and sometimes controversial performances influenced and expanded the horizons of many students. And they often explored the boundaries of community sensibilities, as all good theater should. In person, he is a striking ball of energy and ideas. Robert Soffian just posted some examples of his artwork at his website at the link. I encourage you to visit the Bio tab there as well. A remarkable life in art. That’s Really Redding.

Robert Soffian artist

A thumbnail portion of “Carrying The Red Creature Across the River” by Robert Soffian

“For me the unconscious is a rational system which painting objectifies.” Robert Soffian

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