Biography / Artist statement
Robin Smith creates bold figurative paintings of fantastical creatures, beautiful women and people in his life. He works intuitively, carefully building up undulating shapes and dense, vivid colours, responding to each line and form as he lays them down. Robin’s work has been shown at the Royal Academy and as part of ActionSpace exhibitions at Studio Voltaire, Studio RCA and Southside Shopping Centre for Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
During the Covid-19 lockdown Robin created a new series of paintings in his front yard. Working outside allowed him to share his process and final artworks with his housemates, neighbours and people passing by on the street, turning his creative process into a pleasurably sociable experience during a period of uncertainty and isolation.