being satisfied

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

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Singapore
    City: Singapore
    Place: British High Commission
    A hyperrealist clear and black glass ornament stands out on a white ground. It is surrounded by a border covered with agitated black lines and specks of red. The undefined object combines elements of a vase design with components of a candelabra. Robin Megannity uses 3D modelling software to develop digital models that act as reference images. By translating virtual objects and scenarios into painting, the artist disrupts the polished aesthetic of digital product design. Painting enables him to tangibly explore a fast-changing society with many uncertainties. The depicted objects can be perceived as products, museum artefacts, sculptures or as props in ambiguous scenarios. The viewer is invited to create their own narrative through identifying references and visual cues.
  • About the artist
    Born in Burnley, Robin Megannity is based in Manchester. He completed a BA in Fine Art at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (2007); and an MA in Painting from Manchester School of Art (2021). Megannity's work attempts to exploit the dramatic potential of techniques appropriated from an academic heritage, whilst embracing the formality and cultural weight inherent in a painting practice. His solo exhibitions include 'ferme la fenêtre', Kristian Day Fine Art and Projects, London (2020); 'Goes Without Saying', Bunker Gallery, Manchester (2019), and 'Compression', Bureau Gallery, Manchester (2014). His work has also featured in numerous group exhibitions including shows in Seattle, London, Montreal, Manchester and Salford. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Bankley Open Call Prize.
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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