Ari Robinson is an installation and collage artist who currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from Lindenwood University in 2015. Some of her clients/press include Boston Children’s Hospital, The Toronto Blue Jays, Georges Duboeuf (Quintessential Wines), Nikki Beach Miami, Tampa Bay Times, Packaging of the World, and Hennessy Paradis Imperial.
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, whether it be a sight-specific installation or collaged painting, 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.
“Bringing memories and reminiscent feelings of natural forms, the 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 is watercolor, acrylic, or ink, in this stage I try to achieve different color combinations, textures, and patterns that I want to work together in a new and final composition. Once those are complete, I then begin to cut and collage these individual paintings on paper, adhere to a wooden panel and complete each piece with resin to give it a luminescent feeling and create 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 world around us:’