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World of Striking Realism. Nothing has a single meaning, and the paradox of simplicity lies in its complexity. So it is with the paintings of James Robertson, who delights in images of disarming directness, readily accessible in their striking realism, yet given a twist or bite that turns a smile into laughter, and then a lot of after thought. In the plethora of visual images of this contemporary world, Robertson's paintings fascinate through their extraordinary illusionism - so real that they seem to reach beyond reality and, through their heightened perception, create a world of their own. David Thomas, Professor of Fine Art at RMIT, Melbourne.

 

James Robertson was born in 1968 in Melbourne Australia. He studied Industrial Design at Swinburne University Melbourne, after 10 years as a designer and Automotive Design Engineer discovered his passion for painting. Self taught, since starting in 2000, he is continually striving to capture atmosphere, tension and drama whilst incorporating a humorous but contemplative narrative. James has exhibited in solo shows, group shows and art fairs throughout Australia and Internationally. He has exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Chicago and Shanghai. Education:Diploma of Industrial Design, Swinburne University Melbourne.

 

Collections:
MM&E Capital PTY Limeted – Melbourne
Sonray Capital Markets
Babcock & Brown, Melbourne Head Office
Southern Media Asia
Kompressor P/L, Melbourne
Sirromet Wines P/L, Qld
Undertow Media, Vic
Lakos Architects, Vic
Red Rock Leisure P/L, Vic
House On The Hill Gallery, Vic
Thierry B Gallery, Vic
Roger David P/L, Vic
Linfox P/L, Vic
Private collections throughout Australia, Singapore, Canada and USA

2011
Salon Des Refuses, The S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2010
Art Equity Sydney, Solo Show “Consequences”
2009
Group Show, Gallery On Sturt, Ballarat, Vic
2008
Solo Show Rushcutter's Bay Gallery NSW
Introductory Show Rushcutter's Bay Gallery NSW
Art Sydney 08
Singapore Art Fair 08
2007
Shanghai Art Fair, Goya Galleries
Art Sydney 07, Thierry B Gallery
River East Art Center, Chicago, IL. Art Associates International
New York NY, Art Associates International
Solo Show Thierry B Gallery Melbourne
Thierry B Gallery Group Show Melbourne
Art Melbourne 07
Paul Gullotti Gallery Perth
Pivotel Gallery Melbourne Group Show
Pantechnicon Gallery Daylesford Victoria
2006
Thierry B Gallery Group Show Melbourne
Art Melbourne 06
Wetterling-Teo Gallery Singapore Group Show
Pivotel Gallery Melbourne
Paul Gullotti Gallery Perth
Art Sydney 06
Pivotel Gallery Melbourne Group Show
Pantechnicon Gallery Daylesford Victoria
2005
Thierry B Gallery Melbourne
Thierry B Gallery Group Show Melbourne
Pantechnicon Gallery Daylesford Victoria
Melbourne Art 05
Sydney Art 05
2004
Commissioned Works California USA
Thierry B Gallery Group Show Melbourne
Pink Foundation Charity Auction NGV
Group Show Wetterling Teo Gallery Singapore
Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
Sydney Affordable Art Fair
Solo Show Thierry B Gallery Melbourne
2003
Thierry B Gallery Group Show Melbourne
Sydney Affordable Art Fair
Sotheby's Variety Charity Auction Melbourne
Duos show Thierry B Gallery Melbourne

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