About the Artist

Robin L. Stewart has exhibited paintings in solo and group shows around Australia and internationally. In 2015 he attended the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, where he exhibited his work The Fabricator. Robin is represented by Eastgate & Holst Dealers in Fine Art in Hawthorn, and paints from his studio in Richmond, Melbourne Australia.

LinkedIN bio and CV here.

Museum AcquisitionsIMG_2249
Castlemaine Art Gallery, 2013

Exhibitions, UK
Group exhibition, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,
London, 2015

Exhibitions, Australia
Solo exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, 2015
Solo exhibition (sellout), Eastgate & Holst, 2013
Group exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, 2011
Solo exhibition, Art at St. Francis, 2011
Group exhibition, InHaus, 2009

Prizes
Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 2014
Finalist, Archangel Prize, 2011
Finalist, Lethbridge Prize, 2011
Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 2010
Finalist, Archangel Prize, 2010
Finalist, Lethbridge Prize, 2010

Background and process
Robin’s art developed from the architecture of the built environment to the metropolitan scene.

The Russian and European artists of the early 20th century, with their interest in industry and labour, provide an inspiration: Rodchenko, Malevich and Tatlin, as well as Van Doesburg and Mondrian.

While these artists were non-objective and had abandoned narrative, Robin has embraced figurative art. The human figure moving and functioning is his choice of territory. He works from careful drawing and seeks to find new harmonies in his exploration of geometry.

Robin’s work shows city life pared down from the noise, the entertainment and the fashion – leaving us to our thoughts. His paintings are about rooms and streets and city life. The figures that inhabit these nighttime scenes are interpreted as abstract constructions; sharply lit and involved in a narrative where they emerge from shadows, or pause on the way to somewhere else.