10 New Artists to Watch in Abstract Painting
From the Catalogue:
“I pick up on things that are a little bit peculiar and that exist awkwardly in the world, that are already abstract. It‘s much more to do with seeing something which becomes abstract in my mind over time before becoming a motif in the studio or eventually a gesture or form in a painting. I’m not so sure how they come in or where they have come from. My work doesn‘t have any particular reference points outside or itself yet external influences creep in as I make it. As such, my painting presents both a type of personal language and some familiarity with the world.”
Source: Robert Holyhead, London, July 2010 in Robert Holyhead, Karsten Schubert and Ridinghouse, 2010.
Image rights: Courtesy Robert Holyhead and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris
British, b. 1974, Trowbridge, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom