About the Artist

Robin L. Stewart exhibits paintings in solo and group shows around Australia and internationally. In 2016, his work Andrew Sayers AO was one of the 30 finalists of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2015 he attended the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London UK, where he exhibited his work The Fabricator. Robin is currently represented by Mossgreen in Melbourne. He paints from his studio in Richmond, Melbourne Australia.

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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

Museum Acquisitions
Castlemaine Art Gallery, 2013

Prizes
Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2016
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

About his Work
Robin’s Figurative Modern art developed from 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 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 paintings depict a very modern condition: the pressures of a life in business.

 The speed of appointments is never-ending and the freedom to think alone is hard to find. With everything packed into a day, there is no time to think, contemplate, or play. A restaurant becomes a place to catch up. The street is full of tables and chairs, and it is here that decisions are made, connections are cut, and ideas are teased into shape.

We are busy being alone.