Approved: 16.08.2006

Robert McCubbin

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My sculptural work is abstract in nature and reflects my interest in the collection and reuse of everyday materials sourced from my immediate surroundings. These materials are used to explore and develop mixed media works which contain elements of archaeology and archival records. The individual pieces are bright and colourful and make use of collage and assemblage techniques in their construction.

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  • Location: Glenluce, Scotland
  • Activities: Art historical research, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Text
  • Tags: Sculpture, colour, mixed media, text, place, research, archive, collage, assemblage, Appropriation
 

Biography

My sculptural work is abstract in nature and reflects my interest in the collection and reuse of everyday materials sourced from my immediate surroundings. These materials are used to explore and develop mixed media works which contain elements of archaeology and archival records. The individual pieces are bright and colourful and make use of collage and assemblage techniques in their construction. My work is set squarely within art-historical and contemporary developments in art and design and comments on colour, form and texture. Ultimately my work explores sculptural responses to contemporary visual culture via its materials and imagery.Career path I attended George Street school of Art (Dumfries) 1994-96 and subsequently continued at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. In 2000 I graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art and since then I have exhibited in both solo and group shows across the uk.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2010 - untitled, Newton Stewart Public Library, Newton Stewart 2007 - Transition, The Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright 2004 - New Works on Paper, Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet 2004 - Prototype, Howden Park Centre, Livingston 2003 - Module, Stranraer Museum, Stranraer 2001 - Element, Newton Stewart Public Library, Newton Stewart 2001 - Printed Matter, Stranraer Public Library, Stranraer Group exhibitions 2010 - Out There, John Muir's Birthplace, Dunbar, Scotland 2007 - Flower Power, Dunbar Public Library, Dunbar 2006 - In Search of an Image, Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Castle Douglas 2006 - PAPERBACK, contemporary art, inArt collective, Dunbar Public Library, Dunbar 2006 - 'Self' contemporary art, Falkirk Town Hall, Falkirk 2006 - WALL * ART (inArt collective), The Almondvale Centre, Livingston 2005 - Inaugural Exhibition, St. David's Church, Bathgate, West Lothian 2005 - Summer exhibition, High St. Gallery , Kirkcudbright 2004 - (Untitled) Joint Exhibition, Greystones Gallery, Glenridding 2003 - Majestic, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock 2003 - Print Matters, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Curated projects 2009 - "The Way We Are", North by North Western Arts Festival, Wigan 2009 - To Form An Image, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland