Robin Stewart – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

In News August 23, 2020

Image above: Robin Stewart  Evening with Liszt  oil on linen  61 x 56 cm

Congratulations to Robin Stewart who has been shortlisted in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, for his painting Evening with Liszt.

Held every year since 1769, the Summer Exhibition brings together art in all mediums and genres by emerging and established artists. The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. For the first time in history, this year the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter, opening on October 6.

My territory is Figurative Modern, inspired by the Russian Avant-Garde. My themes come from a former life in commerce. My work takes in trade school, art school, commercial studios, and includes advertising film production and executive life. This is the experience of working in the corporate world where working late is the norm. Sitting in empty buildings and night work in hostile environments. Work is overwhelming, and fiercely competitive where people are busy, catching a plane, paying a bill and home is far away. This pathway follows to work and workers in factories, garages, offices, to white collar/blue collar jobs. The work of craftsmen, musicians are added to this is the compulsion of shopping. Often this life is carried out alone where tasks are carried out in cafes and restaurants, meals are served with meetings and business agreements logged, and everybody is short on time.” – Robin Stewart, 2020

Robin Stewart has been shortlisted for the exhibition four times since 2015. We look forward to Robin Stewart’s first solo exhibition at Australian Galleries in the near future.

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