David Robinson demonstrates a great command of media and skill as a figurative sculptor. His sculptures embody a modernistic approach to a very classical domain in art - the nude. Expressed through his noteworthy skill, Robinson’s deep reverence for imagery and symbolism allows the viewer to participate in the allegorical through contemporary form. These striking sculptures incorporate materials ranging from traditional bronze, iron, steel and silver to polymer-gypsum, cement and hydrostone and range from intimate to overwhelming in scale. While Robinson’s work is primarily figurative, he often adds psychological and mythological elements to his subjects through the use of strings, cables, and precarious perches, which both connect and dissociate his figures from their environment and further describe their inherent tension. Robinson's sculptures explore dichotomies such as gravity and flight, religion and secularism and individuality and mass culture. Through his artistry, he is able to bridge these massive discordances into single poetic gestures. David Robinson studied Fine Art at The Central Technical Institute and Vancouver Community College. In 1987 he attended the Ontario College of Art and earned his Graduate Honours in Sculpture. Robinson has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been commissioned to produce a multitude of large-scale public and private works. Robinson’s sculptures have been collected by many high profile corporate and private collections, such as Concordia University, CA, Four Seasons Hotel, BC, Hotel Arts, AB, Notre Dame College, ON, and Rosewood Hotel Georgia, BC. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
David's ArtPrize Entries
These are David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
David's Past Work
These are images of past work that David has done.