Clair Robins

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Am I here? - is a body of work that photographically explores my immediate surroundings within my hometown of Leicester UK, merged with my longing desire to be by the coast. Fusing & connecting my worlds. Facets of seascapes and skylines, collide with buildings & factories that form part of Leicester’s knitting & hosiery industry hidden away behind grilled windows. Textures and urban patterns reflect my constant sense of limbo, is this view real or fantasy? By creating a new perspective of environmental landscapes and layering both portals I have digitally woven these views into ‘printed’ still life artworks, almost like postcards – a proud record that echoes frustration for being restricted from travel.

Clair Robins

‘In a world of uncertainty, I can always rely on image making to express my ideas and concepts.’

Robins is a photographic visual artist and educator in FE from Leicester UK. She is an obsessed image maker – her work, approach and style has been evolving throughout her life and has overlapped both traditional and digital processes.

Much of Robins artwork creations has stemmed from observation of the mundane and daily life. Nostalgia, memories and conceptionally constructed scenarios often emerge and question within her story telling. Visual language, narrative and aphoristic humour collides with her compositions and observations, her work is quite personal and intimate, occasionally using her growing daughters as ‘props’ in her photographs.

Collections, artefacts, portraiture merge and collide with memorabilia, within her still life photographs. Robins’ passionate reflection on ‘who we are’ and ‘how we live’ probes and connects on many levels, ultimately it examines our existence and world.

Much of her current work has taken inspiration from the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, it’s really given her an opportunity to re-evaluate her environment and the simple challenges we encounter on a daily basis.

It’s fairly easy to recognise that the mundane is never mundane in Robins compelling creations.

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