Biography

Influenced by American and German expressionist (particularly Anselm Kiefer and Cy Twombly, the Arte Povera of Jannis Kounellis and Antoni Tapies and the illustrations of Gustave Doré) Robin’s work considers the material and emotive value of Art and challenges the objectification of the subject.

With his diverse style he revisits the subject matter of the old masters through the examination and exploration of classic literature and myth and renders them in his own emotive and fractionally abstract manner. Often through abandonment and disregard Robin suspends his work in a state of flux between that of art and object unburdened by conformity to Fine Art convention and demonstrates a developed appreciation for the aesthetics of degradation, the consequences of neglect and constructively destructive traits of the elements. His rapid and aggressive execution often creating a level of intensity within his work which can only pacified by exposure and out-casting.