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Artist ID: 2297

The work in this series investigates the residue and artifacts of the human experience and the elusive search for order, logic and meaning in that which is left behind. It explores the space between seemingly disparate objects and states: The present overlaps the past; the industrial competes with the organic; and the ephemeral dances alongside the enduring. These sculptures embrace and celebrate the unknown as much as they celebrate the materiality of the clay. Memory, consciousness, chaos and issues of mortality are the driving forces at play in these ceramic sculptures.

Artist Biography – David C. Robinson

I was born and grew up in a small town in the Mississippi Delta and have always found the greatest solace and satisfaction as a maker. Art helped me survive (and pass!) grade school and allowed me to focus and engage in ways that nothing else could. I am a largely self-taught artist, though I have studied drawing and painting at Georgia State University for a few years and have taken as many ceramics and sculpting classes as I could squeeze in all while working full-time. Around the year 2000, I discovered ceramics and completely fell in love with the medium, studying wheel-throwing, hand-building, and ceramic figure sculpting. I found myself working nights, weekends, and taking weeks of vacation just to spend time working with clay. I committed myself to working exclusively in ceramics and began exhibiting my work around 2003. In 2015, I quit my day job and began a new career as a full-time studio ceramist. I’ve had the honor of being selected to four prestigious artist residencies in the US and abroad and have been a visiting artist at The University of Georgia. My work has been shown throughout the United States and has received several awards in juried exhibitions. I am currently represented by {Poem88} in Atlanta, GA, where I recently had a solo show in 2021.

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