Robin Sewell

works

HERE WE WERE LF 2020 121 x 80cm
SURFACING LF
JURASSIC LF
Here We Were
2021
Dry compound on panel
121 x 80cm
£3000
Surfacing
2022
Dry compound on panel
37 x 46cm
£800
Jurassic
2022
Dry compound on panel
46 x 37cm
Sold
POLITICIANS LF
CASTS LF
INDY LF
Politicians
2022
Dry compound on panel
30 x 39.5cm
Sold
Casts
2022
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
Indy
2022
Dry compound on panel
30 x 39.5cm
£600
SHOPPING LF
TRANSMISSION LF
RISE LF
Shopping
2022
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
Transmission
2022
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
Rise
2022
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
NEW DAY. LFjpg
METAMORPHOSES LF
SEED LF
New Day
2020
Dry compound on panel
113 x 141cm
£5500
Metamorphoses
2021
Dry compound on panel
30 x 39.5cm
Sold
Seed
2021
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
POD LF
ROCK AND ROLL LF
ISLAND LF
Pod
2021
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
Rock and Roll
2022
Dry compound on panel
46 x 37cm
Sold
Island
2021
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
ATTENTION TO NOW LF
FORMATIVE LF
UMBILICAL LF 2021 121x 80cm
Attention to Now
2021
Dry compound on panel
39.5 x 30cm
£600
Formative
2021
Dry compound on panel
30 x 39.5cm
£600
Umbilical
2021
Dry compound on panel
121 x 80cm
£3000
GROOVE LF 36.5 x 45.5cm 2021
Jostle copy
State of the Union (7mb)
Grove
2021
Dry compound on panel
45.5 x 36.5cm
£800
Jostle
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
State of the Union
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
May
Marina Pressure Revisited
Catching Light
May
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Marina Pressure Revisited
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Catching Light
2020
Dry compound +
acrylic on panel
113 x 141cm
£7500
Crescendo
Subsurface Leviathan
Uplift
Crescendo
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
46 x 37cm
Sold
Besieged
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Uplift
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Time Freeze (20 mb file)
Ascendant
Flush of Love
Time Freeze
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Ascendant
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
46 x 37cm
Sold
Flush of Love
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
30 x 39.5cm
£800
Solitude
Tracer
Short Light 2
Solitude
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Tracer
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Short Light
2021
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
121 x 80cm
£4000
The Colour of Moons (7mb)
Maelstrom
East
The Colour of Moons
2018
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
141 x 113cm
£7500
Maelstrom
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
East
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
46 x 37cm
Sold
Four States of Water
S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 7
S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 16
Four States of Water
2022
Dry compound + acrylic on panel
37 x 46cm
£950
Dancing With Strangers 7
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
Dancing With Strangers 16
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 12
S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 14
S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 15
Dancing With Strangers 12
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
Dancing With Strangers 14
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
Dancing With Strangers 15
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
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S 2022 Dancing With Strangers 17
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Dancing With Strangers 6
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
Dancing With Strangers 17
2022
Robotic drawings with additions
50 x 70cm
£750
Eon lost
2002
Dry compounds on panel
70 x 76cm
£1800

biography

As a child I was fascinated by a phenomenon introduced to me by my brother. I held a large key dangling on a string and tried to hold it very still whilst thinking of a clockwise motion. Slowly it would begin to rotate in a clockwise circle however much you tried to hold the string still. Other thoughts for the motion, anti-clockwise, forward and backwards, side to side and a static key, all worked in the same fashion. There remains an echo of this childhood engagement within my studio practice as I bring about unforeseen imagery born out of prevalent day-to-day concerns.
A painting can go through many technical states, sometimes many times over, throughout which there is a balanced interplay between my actions and that of the habitual nature of the materials. To allow the matter to ‘speak’ and hence maintain this equilibrium between it and myself, some mechanistic, distancing controls are employed. However, far from being a cold processing of materials this can be a passionate, turbulent collaboration, engaging the intelligence of matter to seek out cognitive insights, embedded within emotionally charged imagery. This engagement is hampered and aided by indeterminacy. With the initial shifting dry powder, I interact, waiting, watching each moment until something is realised within its form. On fixing and priming the relief surface the panel goes on to receive paint via several modes of delivery, all of which demonstrate the behavioural nature of paint, its signature. Imagery relating to some critical concern of the day has regularly emerged from this balanced interplay with materials.
Mutations are created, serendipitous chance occurrences that mimic the evolutionary process itself.