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Micheline Robinson


"My work is increasingly being informed by psychological/spiritual themes as I navigate through understanding and managing long-distance relationships and exploring what it means to be connected. Now with this Covid-19 outbreak (and our collective sense of isolation), a new series is emerging which reiterates and emphasises the need for connection but also questions our sense of purpose as we now have a unique opportunity to rethink our older societal models in order to move forward. My works seek to provoke thought and relay emotion whilst trying to create believable sculptural spaces. The glass-like effect in some of the pieces has come as a result of my own experimentation with inks as I have found that their translucency conveys light effectively. The sculptural element is a nod to contemporary photography with its ability to capture movement at once in one frame. I come from a hyper-realism figurative background (oils and acrylics) but have found a more convincing voice in these abstract ink works."
Micheline Robinson is a French Canadian artist who has exhibited internationally (+70 group and solo shows) in the last 10 years . In 2019 she was a finalist for the National Contemporary Art Award at the Waikato museum in Hamilton. An active humanitarian artist, she has participated in many projects such as the Ubuntu Charity Show in Seoul that raised $115 000 for malnourished children of North Korea and Sweden’s exhibition “In recognition of Malala Yousafzai” (rainsing funds for education). When expatriated in the UK, she founded and organised the Wirral Open Studio Tour which received Arts Council funding in 2010 and is still going strong today. Her work is in private and corporate collections globally and you can find her @artymicheline on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and at

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