Lot 199 - Lorna Robertson - Lost for Words
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Lorna Robertson was born in Ayr on the west coast of Scotland in 1967. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and currently lives and works in Glasgow. Her densely coloured paintings, often made with a combination of oil paint and collage, have a distinctly nostalgic tone; shimmering female forms with swinging skirts from the 1950’s or bonneted bathers from the 1920’s jostle with richly described interiors; and crowded table- tops.
1990 BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, UK
1991 Post-Graduate Diploma, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, UK
Lorna Robertson: thoughts, meals, days, Ingleby, Edinburgh, UK 2013 Kodachroma, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK
2008 This Dark Ceiling, Intermedia Gallery, C.C.A, Glasgow, UK
2006 The Overlooked, Atelier Am Eck, Dusseldorf, Germany
2005 New Paintings, 64 Osborne Street, Glasgow, UK 1997 Air Gallery, London, UK
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Once Upon a Time, Flora Fairbairn, The Portman Estate, London, UK
2021 Faces in the Water, Ingleby at Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, UK
2019 Brexit: Mail Art from a Small Island, Sipgate Shows, Düsseldorf, Germany Lorna Robertson and Robert MacBryde, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
2011 Psychopathology of Everyday life, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK 2003 Vistas, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK
1990 John Kinross Traveling Scholarship to Florence
1989 Summer Scholarship, Hospitalfield School of Art, Arbroath
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My paintings sit somewhere between abstraction and figuration, a tangled game of hide- and-seek that plays with the visibility and readability of an image. I often paint to find out what to paint, creating harmonies and tensions through placement of shape, specificity of colour - the process itself becoming an act of revealing.
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