Approved: 17.07.2009

Clair Robins

Lecturer / academic

Approved: 17.07.2009

My work is mainly created by objects, belongings and memorabilia that surround us every day. As an avid collector and self confessed hoarder of mundane and quirky items, I assemble my treasures into still life photographs. My earlier work used traditional photography practices; however majority of my current work has been photographed digitally. I endeavour to re-present these items and paraphernalia

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  • Location: Leicester, East Midlands
  • Activities: Further education
  • Categories: Photography
 
 

Biography

My work is mainly created by objects, belongings and memorabilia that surround us every day. As an avid collector and self confessed hoarder of mundane and quirky items, I assemble my treasures into still life photographs. My earlier work used traditional photography practices; however majority of my current work has been photographed digitally. I endeavour to re-present these items and paraphernalia to inspire the viewer and myself as an artist. The composition, arrangement and layout of my 'collections' are uncluttered and often direct. Simplistic lighting and balance are fundamental with each collection. I like the viewer to be challenged on many levels- nostalgia, aesthetic or simply by a personal association of such curiosities. I like to evoke an emotion by producing bizarre collections so the images form a contemporary archive.

CV & Education

 

Qualifications and Training

1991 - Multidisciplinary Design Degree (Photography), Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on trent, UK

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2016 - POINTS OF DEPARTURE - Leila Houston, James Chantry & Members of Silver Vine Arts

2016 - Open 27 (New Walk Museum) leicester

2015 - Silver Vine Arts - Summer Trail Exhibitor August 22nd - 31st / Former Existence Images on display at Queen Of Bradgate 97 High Street Leicester LE1 4JB

http://summerarttrail.weebly.com

http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/event/summer-art-trail-2015

https://vimeo.com/149411454

2014 - PH21 - http://www.ph21gallery.com Body Exhibition http://www.ph21gallery.com/#!body/c1upc

2014 - Photoplace Gallery (Middlebury, VT USA- The Traces Left Behind - Butter, Bleach and Banana's - Selected work (http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com) http://photoplacegallery.com/past-exhibit-archives/the-traces-left-behind/

2014 - Cank Street Gallery, Leicester (http://www.cankstreetgallery.co.uk)

2014 - Foto39 - Selected Work (http://www.foto39.org) http://www.foto39.org/2014-artists.html

2013 - Sandergram / Leicester People's Photography Gallery - Grandma's Shears http://www.leicesterpeoplesphoto.co.uk/the-sandergram-exhibition/

2009 - LCB Depot, View From This Side, Leicester  (solo show)

2009 - Disappearing Traditions - Peeple Centre, Leicester, (International Womens Week Festival)

2008 - Lost and Found - City Gallery Open, Leicester

2000 - Selected works at the International Photography Exhibition, Atelier de maintenance, Arles, France

1992 - The Picture House Leicester - Museums in Motion Exhibition

1991-2012 Art works selected for The City Gallery Open - Granby Street and Newwalk museum, Leicester