My recent body of work uses cut paper layered with soot and encaustic to trace the gradual
reconstruction of a city after a natural disaster. These salvaged materials are reassembled into
forms that are both timeless and transient.
Originating in just how far I could take "fortified" paint to the point of sculpture, I now incorporate objects that imply language directly into the surface so that the paintings are a hybrid of terrain and text.
I use modern and historical photo processes ranging from wet plate collodion to digital video to
examine individuals and institutions -- why they came to be, how they are presented to us, and
how they affect our lives.
I specialize in painting portraits of individuals and families in both traditional and creative styles. My personal artwork weaves portraits with memories of my past, portraying my perception of family history.
Robinson's work includes ceramics, sculpture and works on paper. He is the founder of the Arts +
Crafts Research Studio; dedicated to creating independent and collaborative artifacts at the
intersection of art, craft and design.