Collage, magazine covers, acrylic, painted wood on canvas
Dimensions: 103cm (H) x 103cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 40.6" (H) x 40.6" (W) x 1.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
A combination of vintage magazine covers, acrylic paint and painted wood on canvas. The work is mounted behind conservation glass within a dark brown, wooden frame.
Using segments of Homemaker magazine covers from the 1950s, this geometric patterned piece combines these with painted sections of canvas and wooden strips. The colour palette is drawn from the pastel colours featured in the printed material. Inspired by British post-war architecture, the pattern resembles an apartment block with windows displaying people engaging in household tasks or other domestic features.
This work is directly influenced by mid-century modernism and evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.
Listed size includes the frame.
Based in: London
Adam Robinson is an emerging artist who was born and raised in Sydney and has been living and working in London for the past 18 years. Robinson’s work reflects his passion for colour, found materials and the processes of collecting and arranging. He draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources with architecture and the built environment being particularly influential.
The found and sometimes forgotten materials he uses, with their strong sense of nostalgia and history, are a further source of inspiration and fascination to him. He aims to transform these objects such that they exist in a more contemporary and ordered context and with a clean, vibrant and geometric aesthetic.
He also enjoys the emotional response that colour and repetition can bring and the notion that once the materials are altered, rearranged and framed they are perceived in an altogether different way.
Since graduating in Australia with a degree in Theatre Design he has worked primarily in television as an Art Director but now focuses on his art practice. Adam Robinson has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and art fairs both in London and New York.
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