Dave Robertson | Series | Eastside2019-08-22T16:05:18+00:00

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Dave Robertson

“His Eastside prints, while seen in their splendid isolation, ask us to consider the greater intricacies which make up existence. Of his Eastside series, Roberson notes that what ‘excited’ him was ‘the painting’s accentuated fluidity when moving on the smooth plastic surface’, which served as its substrate. That phrase – accentuated fluidity – is telling. For therein we find ourselves returning to the words of the great philosopher of movement, Henri Bergson: ‘Let us unfasten the cocoon, awaken the chrysalis. Let us restore to movement its mobility, to change its fluidity, to time its duration.’ For it is only when one allows for this release that one is able to recognise the inescapability of a primal flux, life’s ‘unceasing creation’ and its ‘uninterrupted up-surge of novelty’. It is this release, this attentiveness to an ‘accentuated fluidity’ which is both the artist’s focus and the source of his infinite wonder.”
Ashraf Jamal

Eastside, 2019

Dave Robertson

“His Eastside prints, while seen in their splendid isolation, ask us to consider the greater intricacies which make up existence. Of his Eastside series, Roberson notes that what ‘excited’ him was ‘the painting’s accentuated fluidity when moving on the smooth plastic surface’, which served as its substrate. That phrase – accentuated fluidity – is telling. For therein we find ourselves returning to the words of the great philosopher of movement, Henri Bergson: ‘Let us unfasten the cocoon, awaken the chrysalis. Let us restore to movement its mobility, to change its fluidity, to time its duration.’ For it is only when one allows for this release that one is able to recognise the inescapability of a primal flux, life’s ‘unceasing creation’ and its ‘uninterrupted up-surge of novelty’. It is this release, this attentiveness to an ‘accentuated fluidity’ which is both the artist’s focus and the source of his infinite wonder.”

Ashraf Jamal