elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Robert Olliver-Jones: Bodies in space

"I am a figure painter who is inspired by the arrangement of bodies in space, their relations to it and to one another providing a language to explore a diverse range of experiences and emotions including fear, hope, loss, vulnerability and compassion. I aim to make tender, sensuous and at times provocative paintings, rich in metaphor, symbolism and layered meanings with heightened emotional depth.

Light and shadow are extremely important in my work. I use my own photographic studies to work from and the subjects are often lit with just a 200W bulb thus creating not only starkly illuminated figures but also a quality and continuity of light throughout my work.

Wish, Oil on Board, 50cm x 50cm

Lament, Oil on Board, 58cm x 89cm

Held, Oil on Board, 35cm x 60cm

Ebb, Oil on Canvas, 75cm x 100cm

Butterfly, Oil on Board, 35cm x 60cm

Fallen, Oil on board, 60cm x 40cm

Shore, Oil on Canvas, 75cm x 74cm

Resurrection, Oil on Board, 45cm x 53cm

Pieta, Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 100cm

Adam, Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 90cm

Holding, Oil on Board, 15cm x 15cm

I allow myself the freedom to trust my instincts when it comes to subject and composition and I take many of my references and influences from contemporary dance and theatre.

There is a strong sense of narrative and performance that runs though the work telling the viewer a multiple layered story that is incomplete without input from their own life experience.

Since completing my degree in Fine Art and Related Arts in 1991 I have taught and exhibited widely both in West Sussex and London." --Robert Olliver-Jones


More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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