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Zero 1

Carol Robertson (1955 - )

Oil on canvas

1999

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy

    Carol Robertson works with geometric forms, placing them within one another using concentric formations. In this work and "Zero 2", also in the Government Art Collection, she has employed a palette of pale blue, orange, black and white, drawing us into the centre of each work. "These simple shapes are reservoirs for the act of painting" she says. She works slowly, building up her paintings layer by layer, and applying more paint to some areas than others. This has the effect of altering the ways in which our eyes move around the painting, defining or transforming colour.

  • About the artist
    Carol Robertson was born in Berkshire and studied at the Cardiff College of Art (1974–78) and Chelsea School of Art (1980–81). Winning two scholarships in 1981–82 and 1993 enabled her to work and travel in Italy. Roberson has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group shows in Cardiff, London, Copenhagen and Greensboro, North Carolina. She has also taught as visiting lecturer for many years and more recently was Research Fellow in Painting at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2003). In 2005 Robertson won first prize in the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Composition.
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    Subjects
    square, abstract
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Zero 1
    Date
    1999
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 69.00 cm, width: 69.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Flowers East, October 1999
    Provenance
    Flowers East, London
    GAC number
    17403