Robert Meldrum is an artist whose work is already in private collections in the UK, Europe and Russia. Although painting has been a primary concern Roberts practice includes sculpture and collage creating beyond its speeds of execution a unified portrait in both its design and attitude to its immediate landscape.
“I am near an airport and a forest which supplies lots of bracken and motorways and hotels which supplies really a nice landscape of movement; it is nice to drive round. It is essentially landscape but I look at its intimate scale too with its forms of communication, and sometimes I make direct interventions with its own forms of language. That change of focus is natural to me.
The painting that I employ is useful to carry these differences in tone; you can kind of assign values to materials so personal ideas could sort of go hiking. Industrial materials are simply softer to me and connected physically with the subject. Spray painting captures something of the speed of nature. It’s like here’s a road sign, I can read it, now I follow it closer. To me that mimics nature.”
Exhibitions: Art@10GS initiative, Threadneedle Street, London, October/Jan 2010/11 Techical Assault: Chequer Mead Gallery, Sussex, September/October 2011 Paintings: Theuer and Scherr, Mannheim, November/December 2012 Vibe Gallery, Group show, Hammersmith, London September/October 2013 Little Experiment: Posk Gallery, Hammersmith, London March/May 2014 Instability: Griffin Gallery Group show, London October/November 2014; “Your Absence looks nice to Us” Theuer und Scherr” September 2016
Represented By Theuer and Scherr in Mannheim, Germany and Debut Contemporary in London