‘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.