John Robinson

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In the 1980's repetoire of works by John Robinson, paintings and prints develop richly evocative responsesto the nature of the land, of life and of our experience.

Although they possess considerable visual appeal, they are never purely decorative. There is always a departure point, a cue to suggest further contemplation, an invitation to speculate on and to consider the issues that have generated these images and that, embodied in symbol and emotional evocation, is contained within them.

Energy as the ever present, always changing, all embracing
factor, to be pursued in a search for truth and meaning, locate these works within the domain of philosophy, a visual parrallel to one of the eternal quests, an understanding of the nature of the universe.

Extract from catalogue essay Bernardsay by Hoffert
November 1988