Join us in the Long Gallery with the artist Tom Robinson as he introduces his new exhibition 'Red Day' at Messums Wiltshire.
Tom starts with a one-dimensional idea of colour and form and gradually establishes a structure and colour key, describing his work as ‘reaching for something hovering behind the surface: the meta image. The paint is applied thickly, soaking brushes in pots of paint rather than a palette. Then reworking the paint, scraping it back with chisels or small planes of wood planes.
It can take over a year to finish a painting and Robinson places great importance on time for contemplation.
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.