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– Sam Robbins, 2013

Sam Robbins

MA Fine Art

Sam Robbins work is an autobiographical exploration of internal dialogues surrounding the relationship between his wife Claire, and himself.

Principally celebratory in nature, the representations of Claire’s physical presence and persona are matched evidentially by deliberate marks and unfinished areas through which the artist aims to reveal his own presence.

Robbins intends that the tension created by the juxtaposition of visible structure, and finished passages, allude to both ordinary moments of domestic tension and the uncertainty of entering a new phase in the partnership.

The intended inquiries into a decline in parental responsibilities, the physical changes of advancing middle age and re-discovery of each other as distinct individuals, have been thrown into sharp relief by Claire’s survival of a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage on May 10th 2013. Underlining the common concerns of passing time and the inevitable arbitrary nature of change, the sudden possibility of incalculable loss has lent Robbins’ recent work a sense of the value of ordinary moments.

Sam Robbins is an artist acutely aware of the disorientation created by the passing of time; suddenly ambushed by the mirror, we see the evidence of decades passed, seemingly overnight. Contemporary media representations generally evidence unbridled affection, sexual attraction and romantic possibility as the exclusive province of youth. Robbins’ work attempts to ask without resort to melancholia or nostalgia; when no longer young, how do we as mature adults experience express and come to terms with our changing lives?

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www.artslashnudity.blogspot.com

Painting

– Sam Robbins, 2013

Painting

– Sam Robbins, 2013