Roberta Moore Contemporary is thrilled to announce REDACTED, a new series of work by ground-breaking art photographer Paul Robinson. The exhibition will take place at the Gallery in Cork Street, 23 – 27 April 2013.
REDACTED incorporates several integrated works –from metropolises worldwide – creating a mesmerising series evoked by cities all over the world. Finding inspiration in global travels, Robinson exhibits regularly in the UK, the US and Asia. Capturing the ‘moods’ of cities and the spirits of their people – from Paris, London, Rome and Florence to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok – multiple exposures combine architecture, portraiture, landscape, light and texture on a single image. The culmination is a panorama of lyricism, poetry, mystery and intrigue.
PAUL ROBINSON INTERVIEW
Where are you and what did you do today?
I’m staying in Earl’s Court. I went to the gym, had a long lunch, worked on my upcoming exhibition and then some friends cooked dinner for me. A fun day in London!
What is your earliest memory of art?
My first real memories of art that really made an impact were the Helmut Newton photographs in the film “The Eyes of Laura Mars”. Other than that it would be the Brooke Shields Calvin Klein jeans campaign or several paintings of voodoo shows that my dad bought on a trip to Haiti when I was a kid.
Can you tell us what inspired you for this upcoming exhibition?
Color, paint, words and Los Angeles were the original inspiration for this series but I picked up many other inspirations along the way.
What’s your favorite hangout in London/Worldwide?
In London I would say exploring, wandering the streets and finding a place to stop for a drink is my favorite way to hang out. I like long meals at “E&O” too. Worldwide favorites are “Nammos” in Mykonos, “Tortilla Republic” in Los Angeles, and Upper House in Hong Kong.
Who is your favorite artist at the moment?
At the moment I think Adrian Ghenie is my favorite artist. I love the colors he uses and the way his brush strokes combine such clear sharp images overlapped with abstract slabs of paint that obscure different parts of the painting.
Can you give us one word you can use to describe art?
What’s in store for the next year?
I will show this series “Redacted” in Los Angeles, Beirut and Hong Kong as well as designing a furniture and home accessories line.
What do you do to get away from everything?
I usually put on my ipod and walk for miles.
What was the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
Watching KD Lang sing at my friend’s birthday party over the weekend. I was mesmerized. Her voice was amazing.