Adam Robinson was born and raised in Sydney and has been living and working in the UK for the last nineteen years. Since graduating in Australia with a degree in Theatre Design he worked in television as an Art Director before focusing on his art practice.
Robinson’s work represents his craving for colors, the processes of collecting and found materials and arranging. His stamps and vintage images create a sense of nostalgia and history. He spends his time rolling vintage shops and
flea markets collecting rare maps, playing cards and other imagery. Sometimes items are cut up and rearranged into a faultless form creating a completely new image. Perfection and color schemes play an important role within his work. Stamps and comic strips form vibrant patterns housed within strong geometric shapes begging the viewer to get a closer look.
Each artwork has an intriguing story behind it as well, for example, ‘Oslomarka’ is a combination of British and Norwegian stamps, forming the shape of a globe. This artwork celebrates the special relationship the two countries have and the yearly tradition of Norway providing the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square in London. Oslomarka signifies the woodlands surrounding Oslo which is where the tree comes from.
Robinson’s works are held in private collections worldwide and have been exhibited in multiple fairs and exhibitions across the UK.