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Limited edition etching, with chine-collé on handmade colored paper
In this work, I was exploring the notion of a still life, and momento mori. I was looking at allot of work by the painter James Ensor whose fantastic characters and eccentric situations are often a poetic critique of socio-political challenges of his time then and now.
Andrew Cornell Robinson is a contemporary artist who creates sculptural assemblages comprised of ceramic and mixed media juxtaposed with expressive prints and paintings that coalesce in works alluding to myth, ritual and memory. He creates objects and images with a rich attention to materiality coupled with narratives that explore relationships, power inequities and personal histories. His work is often based on memories from his childhood or on historical subject matter that he revises through the artifacts that he creates.
He studied ceramic sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art where he received a BFA. He was awarded an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where he became interested with the intersection of memory, identity, politics and power.
He has has been featured in many publications including Sculpture Magazine, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Art Info, et al. He has participated in curatorial and research projects and recently was a participating artist in Debtfair a project in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. He is a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design and Greenwich House Pottery in New York City.
He lives in NYC and listens to WBAI and Democracy Now on the radio while working in his studio.