ROBERT HOLYHEAD (b. 1974) PAINTINGS
SEPTEMBER 24 2010 – NOVEMBER 5 2010
OPEN MON – FRI 10-6
Karsten Schubert is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Holyhead.
‘Trained as an artist during the 1990s, his work is far removed from the epic gestures of modernist painting and the ironic postures once associated with postmodernism. Instead, it is concerned with the day-to-day continuation of abstraction as a practice; a 'guardianship' rather than 'critique' of this painterly tradition. In Holyhead's work, possibilities are explored without recourse to a definitive answer; judgement is suspended in favour of a riskier, more speculative approach. His work ekes out a space for abstract painting that stubbornly resists incorporation into the grand narratives and categorical 'isms' that have structured the history of the medium.’
From 'A Space of Encounter: On the Paintings of Robert Holyhead' by Anna Lovatt Robert Holyhead New Paintings Karsten Schubert/Ridinghouse London 2009
Robert Holyhead studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. In 2009 he was selected for the 'East End Academy 2009' exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. He first exhibited at Karsten Schubert in 2009. Robert Holyhead has work in the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain.