Stuart Robinson - "Get it Here"

 A solo show of new sculptural works

17th August - 6th September 2014
Opening Night 16th August

Stuart Robinson is an emerging artist living and working in Falmouth, Cornwall having studied in London. He has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and works mainly within sculpture, installation and photography.

'Get It Here' features new sculptural work which investigates our relationship with the world around us. Drawing on personal experiences and utilising signage and set design as a medium throughout the show Robinson will be exploring themes of scale, model-making and set design to explore the paths we choose or that are determined for us throughout our lives.

Strongly influenced by childhood model making and model railway layouts created with his father the work investigates scale as a factor in the relationships we form with objects, places and people as we grow up. He is also interested in the way our memories are flawed. "Often we mis-remember real experiences or remember things only as a photographic snapshot, the photograph thus becoming a substitute for reality." As a result this work is mainly created from memories and photographs without direct access to actual objects. The sizes and colours are estimated from the photograph, memory, film or an accidental amalgamation of several vague memories of things seen. As a result the objects exist as an homage to the item they represent.

Robinson also explores how film can play a contributory part in the way our sole experiences of certain places or objects can be entirely formed from a visual representation. The pieces convey a notion of set design and props; the simplification of the object and their blankness making them adaptable to different purposes. The varied scale of the objects nods towards the use of forced perspective to make objects seem further away, closer, larger or people smaller than the actually are.

In this exhibition the sign becomes a metaphor for the choices we have available in our lives. These choices are often contradictory and with little beyond the fa├žade, but none the less we are given an illusion of choice and control over our futures.
There is an air of the possibilities of childhood with the signs' predominant blankness suggesting a future as yet unwritten. The large pennants left blank evoke the idea of celebrating a place yet unvisited or a potential success or celebration.

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