Todd Robinson works primarily in sculpture using the creation and manipulation of physical objects and materials into tactile forms that possess an ambiguous or fictive materiality. These sculptures are characterised by the reciprocal displacement of one material and its associated behaviour with another material or object. Working within a post-minimal, post -conceptual mode Robinson’s work addresses the affective and embodied encounter with art. By simulating and dissimulating forms and materials he develops ambiguous and engaging objects that make a direct appeal to the visceral senses of audiences.
He has received widespread recognition for his work and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and projects in Australia, China, Europe and the United States. In 2016, Robinson was the winner of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. He has completed significant public art commissions in China and most recently Goulburn, Australia. His works are held in the public collections of Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland; National Gallery of Victoria; Artbank; and Woollahra Council.
This biography is courtesy of Todd Robinson.
Image credit: Rex Zou