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Lewis Robinson

T:
01642 738061
Job title:
Senior Lecturer
E:
lewis.robinson@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
 
 
Research:
Computing research
 
 

About Lewis Robinson

Lewis Robinson

Lewis Robinson
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Media & the Arts
T: 01642 738061
E: lewis.robinson@tees.ac.uk
Research: Computing research

Practice 
My practice is based in sculpture and drawing. I have worked in a variety of media over many years exhibiting nationally and internationally. On occassion I work to public commission and have work sited in a variety of locations in the North East of Engalnd. My studio practice explores process, the use of found material and the creative destruction and reorganisation of matter.

Education
Studied at Hull College of Higher Education 1979-82 and Newcastle Polytechnic 1986-88.   

Exhibitions
2014: SHIFT Newcastle Arts Centre Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2012: The Curious Case of… Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
2012: 28: A Celebration of the Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington
2011: Redefining the Domestic, Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery Malton, North Yorks
2007: Reclamation, Myles Meehan gallery, Darlington Arts Centre

Teaching
As 2nd year tutor I am responsible for the studio modules and the pastoral care of students. In my role as sculpture tutor I organize and run workshops across all three year groups providing opportunity for students to engage with sculptural process and material exploration.In all my teaching I endeavor to encourage and nurture student confidence to take responsibility for their learning and help them recognize the vital importance of a studio culture. I teach by example and expect commitment, hard work, enthusiasm and intellectual engagement. 

lewisrobinson.co.uk 
Royal British Society of Sculptors

View Lewis Robinson’s exhibition

Research interests

Lewis Robinson is interested in the world of matter and its transmutation, the shift from one state to another. There has been a growing curiosity and awareness in the way matter is made up and cannot be destroyed, only transformed. His works demonstrate the mental and physical process of a sculptor who enjoys the physical piecing together of fragments and remnants.

His sculptures embrace unpolished surfaces and makeshift construction.  The process is one of playful improvisation exploring the paradoxical impulse of creative destruction using found domestic objects; in particular wooden furniture. This intervention is a circular relationship between the parts and the whole, the original object and the resulting image.

More recently his sculptures explore and reference furniture but without the necessity or restriction of an original single object. The resulting works combine made and scavenged elements pillaged from different material histories creating dislocated hybrids that could be perceived as sculpture/furniture/domestic object. What continues to fascinate this artist is the strangely familiar nature and robust fragility of these works.

He references a number of influences from Minimalism of the 1960s as well as the New British sculpture of the 1980’s.
 

In the news

  • BOC deal is 'a huge vote of confidence' for steelmaker
    Evening Gazette, 06/07/2015
    Unveiling of a sculpture by Lewis Robinson, a fine art lecturer from Teesside University.


  • Artist to host sculpture tour
    The Northern Echo, 15/10/2014
    Artist Lewis Robinson will host a talk and tour of his sculpture studio.


  • One year on - and the dream is coming true
    Evening Gazette, 25/03/2013, p.21
    The design, by sculptor and senior lecturer of fine art at Teesside University, Lewis Robinson, stands outside SSI's Steel House offices. But in the distance is the blast furnace and the plant that ha


  • Tribute to steelworks saviour unveiled
    Darlington & Stockton Times, 15/02/2013, p.19; BBC Radio Tees, Ken Snowdon, 17/02/2013, 13:11:01
    A memorial to union leader Geoff Waterfield, who fought to save steelmaking at Redcar, was unveiled this week. The sculpture was made from two slabs of steel that marked landmark highs and lows. One w


  • Sculpture is such a fitting tribute to our man of steel Geoff
    Gazette Live (Web), 12/02/2013; Evening Gazette (Teesside), 12/02/2013, p.3
    The commitment, determination and passion of Teesside's man of steel Geoff Waterfield has been honoured with the unveiling of a memorial sculpture at Redcar's Steel House. At an emotional ceremony yes


  • Memorial artwork links tragedy and celebration
    Northern Echo, 12/02/2013, p.3; BBC Radio Tees, Mike Parr, 11/02/2013, 11:42:04; BBC Radio Tees, Neil Green, 11/02/2013, 16:14:58
    The recent history of the Teesside iron and steel industry has combined tragedy with moments of great celebration. It was fitting that the memorial to union boss Geoff Waterfield was made from two hug