Ari Robinson

Ari Robinson is a collage artist who currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her work is approached by a creative execution driven by process and spontaneity; focused on form, color, and energy. Informed with an intuitive sense of color and space, she then establishes the direction of each piece, layer by layer until the work feels grounded with a sense of fluidity. Color is a very important component in her works as it has the ability to evoke feelings of something transcendent or suggest a transcendent space. She received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from Lindenwood University in 2015. Some of her clients/press include: Georges Dubouef (Quintissential Wines), Nikki Beach Miami, Tampa Bay Times, Packaging of the World, and Hennessy Paradis Imperial.

“Bringing memories and reminiscent feelings of natural forms, fascination of the sea, landscapes, and vibrant color, my work can be seen as both irregular and ordered with a sense of pattern and chaos that exist together. Through my work, I abstractly address the world around us, from the architecture that exists in it to the natural forms, organic processes and colors that can be seen and inspire me. My process begins with a specific color palette in mind, and I begin to start different abstract paintings on paper. Whether it be watercolor, acrylic, or spray paint, in this stage I try to achieve different color combinations, textures, and patterns that I want to have work together in a final composition. Once those are complete I then begin to cut and collage these individual paintings on paper, then adhere to wooden panel and complete each piece with a thick layer of resin. I choose to complete each piece with resin because I believe it gives it a luminescent feeling and creates a sense of dimension within the piece. When people view my work I would like them to feel like they are seeing something vaguely familiar, yet feel like they have just looked into a new little world, a transcendent space reminiscent of the natural world around us.”

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2018-09-06T08:59:39+00:00

Reflection and Preparation for Grant Exhibition

Reflection and Preparation for Grant Exhibition

As the grant period is coming to an end, I look back and am very thankful for the people I have met within these few short months and proud of all that I have accomplished. Im grateful for those who made this opportunity happen and for those who help fund the grant which has helped all of us artists purchase supplies and prepare for the final exhibition.

In the next few days leading up to the exhibition I will be making final touches on my collages and preparing them with their hanging hardware.

I am very excited to see what the other nine emerging artists have been working on and am looking forward to an amazing show full of amazing artwork. I cant wait for what opportunities lie ahead.

2018-09-06T08:57:23+00:00

Mentorship and Accountability

Mentorship and Accountability

 

I think that having a mentor through out this grant period has been very helpful and is something I would want to continue even after the grant period comes to an end. It is nice to have someone to talk to about ideas and hold you accountable to reach success.  My mentor, Steven Kenny ( http://www.stevenkenny.com/ ), and myself had meetings anywhere from his studio, to a trip to the Salvador Dali Museum where he is a docent. We also went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Creative Morning Talks at Station House and had coffee shop meetings where we went over self promotion as an artist and turning your buyers into collectors as well as many other topics on making sales, bookkeeping and what I want to achieve as an artist.

              

 

 

 

2018-09-04T08:43:40+00:00

Sculptural Installations

Sculptural Installations

Over the weekend I was commissioned to create one of my installations in someones home. Any chance I get to put up an installation I absolutely love because its not everyday that someone has 15 feet worth of wall space available to work with! The way I work on my sculptural wooden installations is very similar if not exactly like the process of my collages. I first start with a large sheet of wood and then cut several (usually hundreds) of smaller shapes and sand them to a nice smooth finish. With a finial composition in mind, I then begin to arrange the pieces in layers and attach them to the wall. I use aluminum rod between the two wooden shapes. Finally, I paint the piece, which is the only step different then my collage work as that step is done before the cutting of the paper.

Below are images of my process and finished piece.

 

   

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