INTRODUCING: ROBIN TARBET
Posted by Charlotte Broomfield on 28th June 2013
Robin Tarbet, conducts a curious, and almost childlike, line of enquiry in his exploration of everday trinkets via method of dissection and disassembly. Robin's practice is concerned with the physical materiality of consumer products and commonplace technology, which he approaches with a wondrous and inquiring perspective.
His work questions the stuff that is concealed on the inside of a computer, or whether there is anything to find behind the façade of the television screen. Whilst interested in the corporeality of objects, Tarbet is also enchanted by the ability of the seemingly inanimate device to become lifelike and make something happen.
Robin graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2006 with an MA in Fine Art Printmaking and has had collections at the Royal Academy of the Arts and a solo exhibition at the Trafo Gallery in Budapest. In 2012 Robin was commissioned to create artwork for a ping pong table for the final olympic weekend at Hyde Park London. The Ping Pong table is now permanently installed in Soho Square.
These images are stills captured from a continuous live moving image created by the relay from a small camera mounted on a model train as it tracks through a landscape of circuit boards. They are a select few from a large series of images that chart the entire loop of the installation titled Monitored Landscape Series. A Limited Edition Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle Pear 285gsm semi-gloss paper. In a strictly limited edition of 5. The work has been signed in the bottom right hand corner by the artist.
Visit Robin's Rise Art Artist profile and view the full selection of his work here.
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