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Gravitational Waves by robrey Gravitational Waves :iconrobrey:robrey 656 21 Deep Sleep study by robrey
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Bioluminescence, Goldfish by robrey Bioluminescence, Goldfish :iconrobrey:robrey 271 9 Hubble Study by robrey
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Nestled in Nebulae by robrey Nestled in Nebulae :iconrobrey:robrey 197 3 Bioluminescence - Reason by robrey Bioluminescence - Reason :iconrobrey:robrey 391 7 Bioluminescence - Compassion by robrey Bioluminescence - Compassion :iconrobrey:robrey 1,023 25 Bioluminescence - Hope by robrey Bioluminescence - Hope :iconrobrey:robrey 276 9 Magnificent Universe by robrey Magnificent Universe :iconrobrey:robrey 178 8 Hidden in the Light by robrey Hidden in the Light :iconrobrey:robrey 110 4 A Tremendous Mess of Waves by robrey A Tremendous Mess of Waves :iconrobrey:robrey 155 8 Cassini, Final Observations by robrey Cassini, Final Observations :iconrobrey:robrey 450 14 Interstellar Voyager by robrey Interstellar Voyager :iconrobrey:robrey 472 18 Bioluminescence VI by robrey Bioluminescence VI :iconrobrey:robrey 252 10 Solar Eclipse by robrey Solar Eclipse :iconrobrey:robrey 273 9 Stardust VI by robrey Stardust VI :iconrobrey:robrey 678 8


Gravitational Waves
Oil, 30 x 30 inches

A commission for IX Arts, which will be on display at the IX show in October. The allegorical image of merging black holes is a poetic representation of newly observed waves of gravity.

Since our ancestors first looked up at the stars, everything we've observed of the universe has come in the form of light: electromagnetic waves. In the last century we've learned everything we know from looking at every part of the electromagnetic spectrum and analyzing that light. For the first time in 2015, humans observed energy arriving at earth of a different sort than electromagnetic light.

1.4 billion years ago, two black holes spiraled around each other and merged, releasing three solar masses of energy in the form of gravitational waves, literal stretching and squashing of space. If you had been nearby the waves could have squeezed you to spaghetti, but when they spread out and passed through earth in 2015 we detected those waves, dissipated to less than the width of an atomic nucleus. Our whole lives, these waves have periodically passed right through us, unnoticed, but now humanity has gained the eyes to see them.
Hubble Study
Oil, 6 x 8 inches

Since it's launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of our most spectacular images of the universe. Hubble's observations narrowed our knowledge of the age of the universe to a decimal point of accuracy (13.7 billion years instead of 10-20 billion). In 1995, the spirit of discovery led the Hubble team to point the telescope at the darkest patch of sky they could find to see if there was anything there. In a patch of sky the size of a pinhead at arms length, the Hubble Deep Field observation revealed 3,000 galaxies stretched out to distances of up to 13 billion lightyears. It was our first nearly complete view of the entire history of the universe in one image. Check out this video about it.

The HST is nearing the end of it's life. While there are many space telescopes that preform many functions, Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch just next year!
Nestled in Nebulae
Oil study, 6 x 8 inches

Made of starstuff, we are in this universe, and the universe is in us. May this unity help you to feel comfort in your surroundings.

Last month I was very excited to announce that this painting has received the Best of Show award in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society annual "Best of America" exhibition. Well, the December issue of the Artist's Magazine has been released and I can now tell you that the same painting has received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition in the figure and portrait category! I'm honored once again to be in the company of so many great artists. Go check out all the other great art in this issue on the news stands. You can see an excerpt of the magazine on my blog:…

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Rob Rey
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bironicheroine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artist
Your style is so comforting! I feel better about the world when I look at it, which is hard to do these days!
MelodicChronic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You are truly a painters painter. I am going to really try to analyze your technique and style and emulate it as close as possible. Most of my paintings are thin and tight, but I want to also produce paintings like you . . . thick buttery, mixed paint that is laid down in single strokes to so effortlessly achieve your vision with such passion and life. You, sir, are a credit to the arts. Thank you.
ArgyroNik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
just wow 
HareHorns Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018   Artist
Your art gives off such lovely vibes! very dreamlike!
Baygel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Your art is incredible. :D You inspire me. 
cptflint82 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your art is absolutely wonderful and fantastic.
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Hi, Rob! Do you really exist ??
Your painting is (really) remarkable...
robrey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm here. Fo' real.
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Good new!
inkblush Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
♥ I wanted to spread a little love through the DA community,
and wanted to let you know that you're important, and needed,
and you are valuable, and very talented. Some days it's hard to 
remember that you're valued, and that your existence is remarkable!

♥ If you're ever having a crappy day, please remember that you're not 
expendable & you are needed in this world.
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