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Geoffrey Robinson

Geoffrey Robinson is an inventive image maker who, using still life as the main vehicle of expression, introduces imagination and a colourful verve into a well-trodden area of modern painting. The influence, or rather inspiration, of William Scott, Ben Nicholson and Mary Fedden is one reason for his recent success; but without his quite different innovations and interpretations the flattened perspectives and soft anglicised cubism of their work would result in no more than an appealing mannerism. For make no mistake Robinson is an ambitious artist not only in the worldly but in the creative sense. “I yearn to be able to really tap into the present even though the language I tend to use belongs to the fifties and beyond” he recently explained. But that language DOES have a contemporary ring to it. The eclecticism of post modern culture is present in a distinctive stylistic composite, which has the look of originality as well as of retro familiarity. However much Robinson's art pays homage to the 1950s it reflects both the subsequent era of popular culture and design in which he grew up and the years he spent as a commercial artist, musician and composer before he was able finally to paint full time. Peter Davies (2005) Art Critic and Historian.

Geoffrey's work is in numerous private and public collections, including: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth; St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London; Paintings in Hospitals, London; and The Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

He has also had a variety of solo and mixed shows, including: Burnham Grapevine Gallery and Burnham Market Mullan Gallery in Belfast; Gallery de Novo, Dunedin, New Zealand; Grapevine Gallery, Norwich; Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour and St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington; Lena Boyle Gallery, Royal Academy, 20/21 International Art Fair, the Curwen & New Academy Gallery and the Royal College of Art in London.

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