Modern Contemporary Art welcomes and celebrates our representation of the art of Geoffrey Robinson. The exhibition ‘Still Life: The Art of Geoffrey Robinson’ features key artworks which include some of his trademark art work.
Geoffrey Robinson was born in East Africa in 1945 and studied at Bournemouth College of Art in the 1960’s, before embarking on a career in advertising and music. Since the 1990’s he began a full-time painting career. His interest in abstraction, narrative and still life has led him to produce a body of work inspired by a plethora of artists – some British – and many living and producing modern art during Robinson’s lifetime.
He has established a personal style of lyrical abstraction with his work paying homage to cultural references from his childhood in the 1950’s and the subsequent decade of the 1960’s. His still lives in particular, reflects the 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.
The language of abstraction, still life and decorative imagery in his work produces paintings that are nostalgic, iconic and contemplative. Geoffrey’s work has been widely exhibited and is in numerous private and public collections. In 2004 ITV broadcast a documentary about him and his work under the title ‘Geoffrey Robinson in The Frame’ for Meridian television.
His 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; The Royal Bournemouth Hospital; Lord David Puttnam CBE; the late George Michael (1981-2016), and Quentin Willson.