James Robinson

YEAR OF RESIDENCY
July - September 2007

No photograph can convey the physical presence of Robinson’s artworks, nor prepare you for the encounter with the real thing. Raw and responsive, tumultuous yet controlled, chaos and balance at the same time, seducing the viewer while shooting home a challenge that cuts to the heart (or bone). The titles are often open to as many interpretations as Robinson’s works themselves. There’s a sense of forces beyond our reckoning, wrestling on and under the surface of the canvas.

His materials are diverse – discarded domestic objects, along with stones, shells, fabric, and often the sharp edge of nails and wood. Areas are slashed through then stitched to hold just barely together, are burned around the edges, or have voids of blackest velvet. Fragments of earlier paintings are melded together, stacked into a structure that, like human endeavour, might make sense of it all. His work is urgently thoughtful, honest and direct. This is particularly evident in his drawings. Through creative exploration of materials he maps the territory of his psyche. Having bared all on the canvas, James Robinson prefers to let his work speak for him – and it’s true, first hand encounter is the only way to engage, and understand.

Artist Edition

1.

James Robinson
Untitled I
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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2.

James Robinson
Untitled II
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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3.

James Robinson
Untitled III
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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4.

James Robinson
Untitled IV
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
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James Robinson
Untitled V
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm

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James Robinson
Untitled VI
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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James Robinson
Untitled VII
2007
mixed media on paper
705 x 1000mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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James Robinson
Untitled XI
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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James Robinson
Untitled XII
2007
mixed media on paper
705 x 1000mm
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James Robinson
Untitled XIII
2007
mixed media on paper
705 x 1000mm

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James Robinson
Untitled XIV
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,500 (framed)

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James Robinson
Untitled VIII
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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James Robinson
Untitled IX
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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James Robinson
Untitled X
2007
mixed media on paper
1000 x 705mm
$2,000 (unframed)

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