This weeks spotlight – Robin Fox
Robin is a full time, self-taught sculptor. He works in mixed media, each sculpture being unique and hand built with no casting involved. He predominantly uses a metal modified epoxy clay with a diverse variety of materials including: metal fillers, dyed silver and gold leaf and native hardwoods.
Robin and family relocated in 2015 to the market town of Hexham in Northumberland, following twenty one years in rural Scotland where he’d embarked on his sculpting career. The move has enabled him to concentrate full time on his passion for sculpting. His work is represented at several galleries across the UK with commissions for clients undertaken at home and overseas.
Much of Robin’s inspiration is attributed to a connection and respect with the rural environment. His subject matter reveals his love of nature and features birds, animals, flora and fauna, all in a quirky style. He uses a dynamic surface finishes to add to the distinctive style. His inspiration is attributed to a connection and respect with the rural environment in which he lives.
Each piece has a distinctive makers mark in the form of a seal with an embossed robin, typically stamped onto the base.
"Robin’s work is symbolic but subtle and focused on movement – expression – postures and mannerisms. A number of the pieces appear to defy balance in their forms whilst the dynamic surface finishes only add to the illusion and raise further question. " Iain Loudon Gallery Owner.