Artist, Robert Dimin, was born on April 8th, 1980 at Hackensack Hospital across the Hudson River. He received formal training in photography at Parsons School of Design in New York, and had his first solo exhibition, A Tribute to Beauty, in May 2002 during the first Tribeca Film Festival. Dimin confronted modern conceptions of beauty through photographs of classically posed nudes that captured those classical ideals of beauty known throughout the history of art, such as in the paintings of Modigliani and Titian. His latest solo exhibition opened in November 2006 at Tenjune, a trendy nightclub in New York's Meatpacking district. Dimin's work is aptly placed there, as much of it speaks to and / or comments upon the selective clientele of such a place.
Dimin's film, The White Runway, an all access safari into the fashion world, was selected to be in the 2003 Woodstock Film Festival. The film tested the boundaries of traditional filmmaking and highly influenced the aesthetics of reality fashion television. The content and approach of The White Runway provided much of the inspiration for the hit TV series Project Runway.
While attending Parsons, Dimin began working as the Associate Photo Editor at VH1, and pursued various other projects in media. Dimin's former work in the commercial sphere, his involvement in fashion culture, and his knowledge of art history, undoubtedly inform his art. He firmly believes that it is the fundamental responsibility of the artist to record and reflect upon life and its inherent visual forms. Dimin's work is clearly influenced by contemporary politics and the media saturated world we all inhabit. In his works featuring the logos of fashion houses such as Prada and Marc Jacobs, he cleverly and humorously scrutinizes the semiotics of consumerism. For works such as these, Dimin first builds tangible objects that act as negatives, which are scanned and enlarged and then printed as large C-prints. Dimin has been represented by CVZ since the gallery's inception in 2004.
Parsons School of Design, Photography
CEO and Founder, Lesser Gods Productions, New York, NY, 2001-present
Directed and produced a documentary film, The White Runway, which appeared in the Woodstock Film Festival, 2003.
Worked as part of the creative process for The Chappelle Show and with Robert Smigel for SNL.
Directed and produced two films for the designer, Charlotte .
Fashion and Corporate Photography for clients such as: MTV Networks, WWD, Trace Magazine, Muscle and Fitness Magazine, Label NYC, Fountains of Wayne, Nylon Magazine, Troubador Magazine sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies, Vasseur Esquivel, Vlassis Holevas, Vogue Nippon, World Gym, Soho and Miami, Zina Jeans, andPrinceton University, Department of Art and Archaeology
Photographic Documentaries Completed: New York Street Prostitutes and New Jersey Prison System; Present Work: People
Associate Photo Editor, VH1, New York, NY, 2000-2001
Intern, Stockland Martel, 1999-2000
CVZ Contemporary @ B.E.D., Chelsea, New York, 6/1/ 2005
CVZ Contemporary, Soho, New York, 12/14/2004 - present
Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, New York, The White Runway, 9/19/2003
Soho House, Meatpacking District, New York, The White Runway, 9/9/2003
The Time is Always Now Gallery, Soho, New York, 2002-2003
Gallery Stendhal and Hal Katzen, Tribeca, New York, "A Tribute to Beauty," 5/2-18/ 2002
Deepdale Gallery, NY, NY, 12/1-20/2000
26: collages and fun, works by Robert Dimin, Lesser Gods Publica