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Ian Robinson

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This colourful painting of a stack of books is based on Ian’s time spent in the studio of the famed painter Patrick Hughes. It is painted on stretched linen and set in a pale grey wooden tray frame and would be very fitting for display in a library or study.

For artist Ian Robinson, his photorealistic “portraits” of the objects of collections began when he was still at college, and he started to paint pictures of his own record collection. Upon moving to London, he suddenly found he had access to numerous other collections, including those of Sir John Soane and The British Library, and his focus switched from music to literature. He visits the collections, makes drawings and takes photos, and then scales these up, sometimes by hand, sometimes by projecting the photograph on to the canvas, and paints them in minute detail over a period of months. The results are documents of documents, catalogues of catalogues, copies and replicas.

Ian Robinson Reverspective Bookstack, 2017

£995.00
H 30 cm x W 24 cm x D 4 cm
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About Ian Robinson

About the artwork

This colourful painting of a stack of books is based on Ian’s time spent in the studio of the famed painter Patrick Hughes. It is painted on stretched linen and set in a pale grey wooden tray frame and would be very fitting for display in a library or study.

For artist Ian Robinson, his photorealistic “portraits” of the objects of collections began when he was still at college, and he started to paint pictures of his own record collection. Upon moving to London, he suddenly found he had access to numerous other collections, including those of Sir John Soane and The British Library, and his focus switched from music to literature. He visits the collections, makes drawings and takes photos, and then scales these up, sometimes by hand, sometimes by projecting the photograph on to the canvas, and paints them in minute detail over a period of months. The results are documents of documents, catalogues of catalogues, copies and replicas.

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