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Robin Megannity (1985 - )

Artists soft pastel, rabbit skin glue size, oil-based primer, oil paint with resin/wax medium, satin/matte varnish on canvas

2019
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage

    A hyperrealist clear and black glass ornament stands out on a white ground surrounded by a border covered with agitated black lines and specks of red. The object’s bulbous body combines elements of a vase design with components of a candelabra. The tulip-shaped candle holders adorning the four twisted glass arms, suggest a lighting functionality. The absence of candlesticks, however, precludes a definite identification of this object’s role.


    For Robin Megannity painting is a means to tangibly explore a fast-changing society, with many uncertainties. As in being satisfied, Megannity’s work often uses interrelated objects to investigate contemporary anxieties and dogma. The depicted objects can be perceived as products, museum artifacts, sculptures or as props in ambiguous scenarios. The viewer is invited to create their own narrative through identifying references and visual cues.


    Megannity has recently started using 3D modelling software to develop digital models for use as reference images. By translating virtual objects and scenarios into painting, the artist disrupts the polished aesthetic of digital product design, introducing failures, hesitations and affectations that come with the process.

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  • Details
    Title
    being satisfied
    Date
    2019
    Medium
    Artists soft pastel, rabbit skin glue size, oil-based primer, oil paint with resin/wax medium, satin/matte varnish on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 110.5 cm; width: 75.4 cm; depth: 3.7 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, with funds raised from print sales from the Robson Orr TenTen Award, a GAC/Outset Annual Commission, 2019
    Provenance
    The artist; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 12 December 2019
    GAC number
    18837