Robert Pasternak (b. 1963) was born in Winnipeg where he continues to live and work. He is a truly unique character inside and outside the visual arts, building a long and diverse career. Pasternak can be described as a colourful eccentric who moves seamlessly from metaphysical paintings and science-fiction illustration to hand-processed film and collage with found materials. Guided by a mix of new age philosophy, comic book ambition, and a fundamental belief in the interconnectedness of events, Pasternak creates a makeshift universe where his work and audience can meet. His studio and personality reflect this practice, filled with salvaged material, vintage memorabilia, and millions of unfinished projects waiting for inspiration. In addition to his art practice, he has worked as a production artist (designing for the garment industry), as art director for Zygote magazine, as a digital colorist for a multimedia firm, and as a freelance graphic designer.