Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

London, London, United Kingdom

About Paul Robinson

A skilled fine artist who dynamically fuses painting and photography, Paul Robinson born in Grimsby in 1982, is fast gaining critical recognition and a celebrity following for his exciting work.

His most iconic series depicts a pink teddy bear come-to-life and placed in the real world acting as a metaphor for discovery and exploration. The costumed figure – a striking motif in his work – exists between reality and make-believe, youthful innocence and corruption, leading a lifestyle that looks simultaneously enviable and questionable.

The use of the colourful anti hero and the way Robinson combines digital, graphic and photographic techniques have been acclaimed by purveyors of vanguard art ‘The Kids of Dada’ and supermodel Cara Delevingne.

A collection of work featuring the Pink Bear was recently exhibited in a solo show at Andipa Gallery Knightsbridge and is currently on display at exclusive London members club, Home House. A Pink Bear print recently sold for three times the listed price at Christie’s on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust and has also confounded guests in a provocative, live installation at one of Berlin’s hippest hotels, The Moxy.

Whilst the Pink Bear is an alter ego, hiding and running, Robinson’s other preoccupation is the truth of the naked human form. His most recent shoot for ‘Body Series’ features the controversial but beautiful Marco Pierre White Junior. For this study, Robinson experiments with paint and projects upon the body like a canvas. The results are stunning. Layered, bold and fluid Images which showcase Robinson’s technical skill and inventiveness.

Paul has lived and worked in London for over a decade but his ability and passion was spotted by inspirational teachers in his home town of Grimsby. Over the last decade, his work has been exhibited and sold globally in London, New York, Hong Kong, Barcelona, France and Dubai.

Education

Following A Levels in art, maths, systems & controls and photography and a foundation course at Grimsby College of Art and Design, Paul completed a fine art degree at University College for the Creative Arts in Canterbury.

Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
STICK EM UP
Well Hung Gallery - London

Holiday House
St John's Wood - London

2016
The Garden of Forking Paths
Lewisham Art House - London

2015
A Space For Art at Ramusake
Ramusake - London

A Space For Art at Belgraves
Belgraves - London

A Space For Art at Beyond
Kensington High St - London

2013
UNCLUTTERED
Trinity Buoy Wharf - London

HKC Budget Art Fair 13
Hong Kong - SAR China

HK Contemporary Art Fair 13
Hong Kong - SAR China

Candid Arts Exhibition
Angel - London

2012
Bricklane Gallery
Bricklane - London

Barcelona Showcase
Casa Batlló - Barcelona - Spain

2011
Bricklane Gallery
Bricklane - London

Once Upon A Time
Radcliffe & Newlands - London

Showcase
Richmix, Bethnal Green Road - London

Fitzrovia Intervention Art Trail
Fitzrovia - London

Page Three
Brompton Road - London

2010
Page 2
Brompton Road - London

For The Love Of
Orbital Comics - London

Spring Exhibition
Mint Shop - Knightsbridge - London

Page 1
Knightsbridge - London

2009
Cluster
Mas Civiles galleries - London

Art in the Garden
Seven Dials, London

Westminster Open Exhibition 2009
SW1 Gallery, London, England

E17 Art Trail
The Ancient House, Walthamstow, London

Presenting The Top 100
Final round - Jealous Gallery, Crouch End, London, England

Exquisite Decay 2
Chateau d’Alba, France

Out On The Inside
Dubai, UAE

Drawing with Dolphins
Stoke Newington, London, England

2008
Presenting The Top 100
MCPS-PRS, London, England

Autum Exhibition
Penny Fielding’s Beautiful Interiors - Walthamstow - London

E17 Art Trail
Billet Road Studio Walthamstow - London

Beautiful Interiors Art Trail
Penny Fielding’s Beautiful Interiors - Walthamstow - London

Exquisite Decay
White Cross Gallery - Whitecross Street - London

2007
Over Subscribed
Lorum Ipsum Gallery - Vyner Street - London

Nude
Neals Yard - Covent Garden - London

2005
KIAD Degree Show
KIAD - Canterbury

2004
Eye Opener
IOTA Gallery - Ramsgate

Flash Machine
IOTA Gallery - Ramsgate

2002
The Interconnectedness of Everything
Grimsby College - Grimsby

2001
End of Year Show
Matthew Humberstone Exhibition Suite - Grimsby

2000
Metamorphism
Grimsby Town Central Library - Grimsby

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
The Pink Bear at Home House
Home House - London

2016
The Hero's Journey
Andipa Gallery - London

2014
Pop Up
The Grand Union Agency - Oxford Street - London

2013
The VIP
DSTRKT London - Piccadilly - London

Descending The Staircase
Exhibition Road - South Kensington - London

2012
Red Mansion
The House of St. Barnabas - Soho - London

Out Of The Ordinary
Jalouse - Mayfair - London

Blue Mansion
Loft Studios - London

2011
Paul Robinson
The Skylounge - Spitalfields - London

2010
Vunerable
HOK International - Fitzrovia - London