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Beryl Robinson


Beryl Robinson

Beryl Robinson

Paint, Print

London
United Kingdom


Galleries

  • espacio gallery, London 159 Bethnal Green Road
  • Lane House Arts, BATH
  • Tintype, LONDON

Statement

 

My painting history spans three decades, from abstract and process painting, to the use of every day objects and environment as a starting point.

  The work involves repetition of subjects and forms emerging from a colour field in an emblematic square format. The everyday subject matter is elevated by the medium of seductive oil paint as the subject matter fills the frame.

From the first painting in 1983 entitled "Lemons" a distinctive subject-object dilemma has been consistent in the work. Discrete and reticent forms bring abstract qualities to material and natural phenomena. The images are simple and restrained. The four lemons are in a process of becoming, an emergence of image from ground. Subjects are repeated, reformed, renewed.

The current exhibition employs traditional painting practices  such as underpainting, layering and glazing .  A simple form of monoprinting gives large linocuts an abstract quality.

 

 

Biography

1980-85After graduating with a degree in Fine Art and Art History I studied post graduate Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London.
1985-91During the 1980's I had a variety of solo exhibitions in Arts Council Venues and a number of opportunities to take up artists residencies in Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, the Tretyakov Museum Moscow and Palo Alto Studios in Barcelona. I was simultaneously teaching at a number of London Art Schools, mainly as a visiting tutor and twice as the course leader of MA in Fine Art in Barcelona and subsequently for Kingston School of Art.
1994-1998In 94 and 98 I had my two children and simultaneously withdrew from the responsibilities of art school teaching to pursue freelance opportunities of exhibiting my work.
2000-2011Freelance studio practise
1998-2000Part time lecturer at Camberwell School of Art and Design
1995-1997Course Leader MA in Contemporary Art Practice Kingston School of Art and design
1991-1994Director of MA Fine Art Course for Winchester School of Art in Barcelona
1992-3Visiting lecturer Royal College of Art and Design
1991-4Lecturer for Winchester School of Art and design
1987-91Part time lecturer Hertfordshire School of Art and Design
1985-1991Visiting lecturer St Martins College of Art and Design
1981-86Part time lecturer Croydon College of Art and Design
19831-83Postgraduate study Fine Art @ Goldsmiths College London
1978Graduated in Fine Art and History of Art Reading University