Rob Logan

Rob Logan

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (MA Fine Art, 2008 )

Rob Graduated with a MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2008. Prior to that he received a PostGrad Diploma in Fine Art, Painting from City and Guilds in 2007 and completed an MA in Architecture from Cambridge University in 2001.

Rob's practice has developed through his interest in phenomenology, perception, and psychoanalysis in relation to his work production, and how it is viewed. he produces works which are part improvised using techniques similar to frottage: a practice made famous by surrealist artists which relies on our subconscious desire to visually connect fragments and mentally categorise or analogise what we see.

The resulting works have a similar feeling to hand coloured black and white photographs. They are made firstly by working in monochrome with charcoal on paper or canvas, which is then varnished and over-painted in simple washes of colour. As such they are hard to classify as either drawing or painting. The works are highly detailed in places and make references to photography (through cropping, having “out of focus” areas and the manner in which they are coloured) which would suggest a representational practice. However it is impossible to identify a subject matter beyond it being something un-nameable or abstract, questioning what it would look like to represent something you couldn’t recognise, and exploring the idea of representation as a fantasy.

Despite the fact the images are unidentifiable, the viewer will make unconscious analogies. Various parts may seem as if they belong together, forming a whole, and through this possible narratives can develop (such as forms seemingly struggling to climb over each other). There is an overall organic, edoscopic feel which might lead to ideas of internal organs or disease. Often the more gestural areas of mark application may create a sense of violence and the unusual use of colour might evoke old horror movie posters. Although the works are not intended to have a single clear meaning, there are strong themes as embodiment, body politics, abjection, techno paranoia and apocalypse.

Recently Rob has begun a series of figurative works based on similar ideas to his abstract practice, and continues to produce these in parrallel to his other works.

100 × 160 × 3.5 cm
  • £1,290.00
114 × 113 × 4 cm
  • £1,290.00
129 × 128 × 4 cm
  • £1,490.00
115 × 150 × 4 cm
  • £980.00
Jet
150 × 115 × 4 cm
  • £980.00
80 × 60 × 3.5 cm
  • £395.00
35 × 50 × 3.5 cm
  • £250.00
110 × 110 × 0.5 cm
  • £590.00
100 × 100 × 3.5 cm
  • £590.00
47 × 63 × 3 cm
  • £250.00
85 × 60 × 3.5 cm
  • £390.00
47 × 63 × 3 cm
  • £250.00
47 × 63 × 3 cm
  • £250.00
47 × 63 × 3 cm
  • £250.00
115 × 150 × 4 cm
  • £980.00
35 × 50 × 3.5 cm
  • £250.00

Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions: 2011 Asbsestos Curtain, Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London 2010 Madame Lillie's Gallery, STANDING ON THE FRONTIER, London 2010 Bargehouse Gallery, THE GREENPEACE HEATHROW CONTEST- shortlisted, London 2010 Beast, Standpoint Gallery, London 2009, WUK Projektraum, Vienna/ London,  Vienna, Austria 2009, Centre for Recent Drawing, C4RD Moot: 4 days Long, London 2009, Raymond Gun, Platform (curator), London 2009, DegreeArt.com, A Crash Course in Phantasy, London 2009, The Elephant Rooms, Transimulation, London 2009, Château d'Alba, Exquisite Decay, Ardèche, France 2009, Atkinson Gallery, The MA Show, Somerset 2009, Coningsby Gallery, The Minuco Art Show, London 2008, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Lust and Luxuria, London 2008, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, MA Degree Show, London 2008, Bargehouse, This Constant Cracking of the Surface, London   Awards: 2010 Lansons Artist in Residence 2008 Cecil Collins Memorial Award Winner 2008 DLA Piper (shortlisted) 2007 Final Year Award Central Saint Martins Publications: Sep 2008 "Less Common More Sense" March 2010 "Don't Panic Magazine" June 2010 "Glass Magazine"

Awards

Lansons Artist in Residence, Final year award (Central Saint Martins), Cecil Collins Memorial Award

DLA Piper, Lansons Artist in Residence, Final year award (Central Saint Martins), Cecil Collins Memorial Award, Greenpeace Heathrow Contest

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