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Remy Roberts
   
January
   
21
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February
   
1
"Subject matter comes from a fascination with naive cartoon like figures, graffiti patterns, photography and streetscapes."

INFORMATION

My work is best described as abstract and surreal landscapes using mixed media. This new body of work is a made up of canvases, paper works and slip cast ceramic canvases. Subject matter comes from a fascination with naive cartoon like figures, graffiti patterns, photography and streetscapes. A lot of concepts derive from my own photographs, which I like to dissect and use as black and white collage pieces. It is mostly about materials and process. Understanding how to use different mediums together in a simplified approach. The works are driven by how the materials speak to one another. Letting the materials guide the process of how they are created but in no particular order.

Its about finding the balance between the materials in a minimal way. Not over working things and limiting my colour palettes. Relying on negative space to control compositions and exploring what works well as I go, by recognising any imperfections along the way and turning them into new directions. Overall I think maintaining a playful process throughout is the key purpose of their creation.

My work is best described as abstract and surreal landscapes using mixed media. This new body of work is a made up of canvases, paper works and slip cast ceramic canvases. Subject matter comes from a fascination with naive cartoon like figures, graffiti patterns, photography and streetscapes. A lot of concepts derive from my own photographs, which I like to dissect and use as black and white collage pieces. It is mostly about materials and process. Understanding how to use different mediums together in a simplified approach. The works are driven by how the materials speak to one another. Letting the materials guide the process of how they are created but in no particular order.

Its about finding the balance between the materials in a minimal way. Not over working things and limiting my colour palettes. Relying on negative space to control compositions and exploring what works well as I go, by recognising any imperfections along the way and turning them into new directions. Overall I think maintaining a playful process throughout is the key purpose of their creation.

FEATURED WORKS

Remy Roberts, Beautiful Midnight, 2020, Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas, 70.5 x 92.5 cm
Remy Roberts, Let Me think, 2020, Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas, 59.5 x 77.5 cm
Remy Roberts, Locked Bag ...., 2020, Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas, 67.5 x 92.5 cm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS