There is a magic here in West Penwith and I love it these are the words of artist Sans Robinson whose work can be seen in the latest exhibition at the New Craftsman gallery in St Ives. If you get the opportunity to visit the exhibition look out for the intricate and beautiful work of this very individual artist. What you will find will delight and surprise. His pieces are nothing less than amazing, created with an enviable skill and attention to detail that is rare and impressive. The fantastic results are atmospheric and very beautiful. Delightful scenes that will certainly appeal to both young and old.
Sans studied Fine Art and Textile Design Camberwell Art School and developed his collage and 3 D work exhibiting regularly at home and abroad.He worked with the Jim Henson Creative workshops in London and also for Paramount Pictures making scenes for the film 'The lion, the witch and the wardrobe".
However, Sans isn't a miniaturist, he does not simply make a model and paint it, he am fascinated by light, colour and texture. He uses watercolour, built up in layers of texture then burnt and scraped off to build up layers. Inspired by the old doors of farms, peeling paint, rusty gutters, old mine buildings, distant horizons, old Cornish gates, full of character. From this material Sans creates his models and mollages, representations of old textured walls and doors in frames. These pieces are intended as portals, textured paintings with an opening that invite you to enter a mysterious space....and the illuminated models of artist studios, ancient barns, views from windows, scenes of old Cornwall. Sans lives and works in Cornwall and is a committed meditator. He walks daily with his dog, Dilly through the Cornish landscape and will sometimes incorporate found objects in his work, his inspiration springs from this identification with nature and from the vastness of the Himalayas, where he treks each autumn. He works in his garden studio surrounded by his many Tibetan mementos and images of his beloved mountains producing work that really does have the Wow factor.