John Robinson 'CNUT'

Ani­ma Mun­di are delight­ed to present British artist John Robinson’s extra­or­di­nary solo exhi­bi­tion of paint­ings enti­tled CNUT’.

John Robinson’s figurative yet often absurd works offer a contemporary subversion of the rich tradition of self portraiture. For the artist, these paintings embrace personal concern, disclosure and catharsis, whilst for the voyeur the experience appears both elaborately grandiose and awkwardly revealing.

Robinson’s process often involves private performance, seasoned with personal, cultural and socio-political symbolism, from which a still is taken from the video of these actions. These are then developed into oil paint on canvas. The final process imbues the subject with an intangible emotive quality that only the gesture of painting can imply.
Painting Performance