Iain Robertson

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    So What. 2012. Oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm. Photo Peter Garrett.
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    Mothership 2011 oil on canvas (diptych) 185cm x 120cm, Photo Peter Garrett Provenance Kings Place Gallery London 2012
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    New Totem 2014 oil on canvas 152 x 60 cm Photo Peter Garrett.
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    Yellow and Blue 2013 oil on canvas 165x 150 cm Photo Peter Garrett.

Iain Robertson

Painting, print.
Porthmeor Studios
- Studio 7

Originally from Edinburgh studying at Cumbria and Exeter Colleges of Art (1978-82) and retaining studio 7 since 2007 shared with artist painter Clare Wardman.

An interest in Folk traditions, Myth and Primitivism important in the development of Robertson’s process and abstract language this was further informed by annual inclusion from 1996-2005, in the significant Paske exhibitions at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark (including Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Georg Baselitz, A.R. Penk and Per Kirkeby).

A move toward a formal approach to abstraction exploiting the dialogue between intuition and intention, has renewed the imagery finding a flatter surface and more emphatic colour.

Notable exhibitions include British Abstract 108 Fine Art Harrogate (2015), Abstract Critical Newcomers Award ( selector) Kings Place Gallery, London (2012), Art Now Cornwall, TATE St Ives (2007), Galerie Moderne Silkeborg Denmark, solo (1995), Talbot Rice Gallery University of Edinburgh, solo (1992).

A recipient of a number of awards including Pollock-Krasner Foundation 1988, also working in print with master printmaker Kip Gresham.

Represented by 108 Fine Art