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Robin Shaw - Artist 2021

Art making has always been an act of discovery for me. I have used a range of media from animation to photography to drawing.

My art practice is currently in transition. I find transitions to be an equal mix of exciting and...terrifying. But never boring. Like a baby bird pushed out of the nest and told to ‘Fly!’

In DAW 2021 I will be showing paintings (a new medium for me) and drawings - including ‘A drawing for each day’, a project I began in 2017, which has become an intriguing visual chronicle of events both outer and inner. All my artwork explores the mystery and process of making art. And making life.

robinonholiday@gmail.com

robinshaw.net

 

A Drawing for Each Day - artist's books (2017 - ongoing)
Using 5cm squares of paper, the aim was to do a drawing for each day for a year. As is often the way, the project did not go exactly to plan! Sometimes drawn daily, sometimes weekly or even monthly, the drawings reflect the ebbs and flows of my year. I have continued this project and will be sharing these artist's books with drawings right up to May 2021. Exploring materials, mark-making, representations of events - external and internal. A satisfying and stimulating process! Below is a video of the 2019-20 artist's book and a few of the art squares.

A Year of Drawing 2019-20

 

Artist book concertina style

A Year of Drawings 2019-20

 

Drawing of a seagull stealing a boules ball

Seagull stealing our boules ball from the beach!

 

Drawing of a person drawing

Drawing in Room 4 (aka my 'studio)

 

Drawing of a picnic walk

Picnic Walk

 

Drawing of a polytunnel

Polytunnel

 

Drawing of Zoom gatheringZoom Gathering