Iain Robertson (b.1955)
|Artist Name||Iain Robertson (b.1955)|
|Description||This striking exhibited large abstract oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Iain Robertson. Painted in 1998 and exhibited in the same year in London, it was completed just before he moved to Cornwall. Entitled Midsummer verso it is a riot of summery colours and heavy impasto and late twentieth century abstract expressionism. A really uplifting piece of art.
Signed and inscribed with title and dated 1998 verso.
|Provenance||Solo show, 'Art First', London, 1998.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 60 inches|
|Frame||Housed in surround frame, 62 inches by 26 inches and in good condition.|
Iain Robertson (b. 1955) was born in Cyprus but grew up in Edinburgh before studying art, 1978-1982. In 1993 he worked as Artist In Residence at Grizedale Sculpture Park before relocating to Cornwall where he now lives and works. He has retained studio 7 at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, since 2007. Previously Robertson worked in Montgomery Street Studio, Edinburgh, 1991-1999. He has exhibited widely with numerous solo shows in the UK and Europe. His work is held in public and private collections in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Scotland, England, USA and Hong Kong. His work was included in the ‘Art Now Cornwall’ exhibition at TATE St Ives Spring 2007 and at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2007.
The recipient of a number of awards including Scottish Arts Council, British Council and Arts Council, Robertson was the first Scottish recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York, in 1988.
Notable exhibitions include, Contemporary Abstract Printmaking, Artists- Rachel Clark, Ian Davenport, Christopher Le Brun, John McLean, Mali Morris, Iain Robertson, Clifford Chance Canary Wharf , London, (2017) British Abstract, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate (2015), Abstract Critical Newcomers Award (selector), Kings Place Gallery, London, (2012), Art Now Cornwall, TATE St Ives, (2007), PASKE, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark, including artists Karel Appel, Georg Baselitz, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, (1996-2005) NEW WORK, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark, solo (1995), NEW WORK Talbot Rice Gallery University of Edinburgh, solo, (1992)
Works are held in private and public collections including Standard Life, Lothian Road Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh and The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.