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Robert L. Pepper: The Naga Tarot

  • Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room 4 Charles Place Brooklyn, NY, 11221 United States (map)


On display Jan. 4th - Feb. 1st.

Opening reception Friday January 8th, 8pm. Performances by Bloater and John 3:16.

The Naga Tarot deck paintings were made between April 2015 and completed May of 2016. They were the first paintings made by artist/musician Robert L. Pepper since 2006. 16 of the paintings were first displayed at Casa Ecolety in Santiago, Chile for the 'Esoteric Evolution' group show. This is the first showing of the complete set of 78 original paintings. 

The Naga Tarot deck was influenced by Robert's mother Patricia's 1JJ Swiss tarot deck originally made in 1970. In returning to painting Robert wanted to make a homage to his mother and he loved the tarot imagery. The Naga Tarot takes its name from his late pug dog Naga who passed away in July 2015. 

Robert L. Pepper is an artist/musician, residing in Brooklyn NY. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. His works include oil, and acrylic paintings, video, as well as experimental music recordings. His musical projects include Pas Musique, The Jazzfakers, Limax Maximus, and Eyryx. His work is abstract in nature while using various symbols and occult references. Robert has performed and shown artwork in 14 countries and all throughout the United States.


When the viewer looks at my work, they are presented with many intertwining, interacting forms. These forms make up scenes and imaginary beings, which are part of a world that I have created. Many people have their television world, I have decided through painting to create my own world. All these scenes originate from deep within my mind. I am inspired by "tribal designs" from all over our globe, ancient texts, and occult symbolism. I try to create something mysterious, provocative, and intriguing out of the simplicity of these forms, as well as displaying a story for the viewer to decipher for themselves.

78 original paintings of the full tarot deck.

The deck was printed in a limited edition of 100. They will be for sale during the show for $35. 

Earlier Event: January 8
Tarot readings with Bruno Coviello