Robert Olliver-Jones
Current work
Past Work
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I am a figure painter who is inspired by the arrangement of bodies in space, their relations to it and to one another providing a language to explore a diverse range of experiences and emotions including fear, hope, loss, vulnerability and compassion. I aim to make tender, sensuous and at times provocative paintings, rich in metaphor, symbolism and layered meanings with heightened emotional depth.

Light and shadow are extremely important in my work. I use my own photographic studies to work from and the subjects are often lit with just a 200W bulb thus creating not only starkly illuminated figures but also a quality and continuity of light throughout my work.

I allow myself the freedom to trust my instincts when it comes to subject and composition and I take many of my references and influences from contemporary dance and theatre.

There is a strong sense of narrative and performance that runs though the work telling the viewer a multiple layered story that is incomplete without input from their own life experience.

Since completing my degree in Fine Art and Related Arts in 1991 I have taught and exhibited widely both in West Sussex and London.

If you are interested in any of my work for sale please feel free to contact me or if you would like to be added to my mailing list to see future exhibitions or current work not on this site yet please contact me via my address or email.

All paintings are framed. My prices vary from £500 – £3000; if you wish to pay by instalments this can be arranged.