Join artist Tom Robinson for an online preview of his inaugural exhibition at Messums Wiltshire.
“…. these works transmit, again and again, the feeling of a first impression: they vary and shift but reveal no depth; a surface freshness seems to be constantly renewed before our eyes. The paint often seems to be pushing forward and outwards from the centre of the canvas. In some of the pieces this process is strenuous, muscular, more conflicted; [in others] there is a kind of grace to this interplay, with some paint pushing and some paint yielding; paint making way for more paint.” Beau Hopkins
Tom Robinson grew up in Dorset and trained at The Royal Drawing School in London. He moved from London to Jersey before settling in Norfolk where he now lives and works.
It can take over a year for Tom to finish a painting and he places great importance on time for contemplation. He works surrounded by paintings at various stages of completion. It is an instinctive yet considered way of working. Each painting is balanced and compact, elevating rather than mitigating the tension and visceral energy of his mark-making. His understanding of colour is subtle and often surprising. Colours bounce forwards and sink back, giving them a three-dimensionality akin to a carved relief.