ROBIN CORNELL

    I joined the New Constructivists Group in 2004, having previously completed a final year thesis analysing developments in constructivism.

    My interest and involvement in constructivism stems from the theoretical and technical innovations of Russian avant-gardists from around 1920, most notably El Lissitsky, through to the post-second world war ‘constructionists’ associated with Charles Biederman.

    Current work includes paintings on canvas and board, printing on glass, together with wood, plastic, glass and metal reliefs, mainly linear in form.

    Both the paintings and printing on glass involve geometric ordering and the predominance of empty space. Reference points include the De Stijl movement and the linear structures of the Argentinian artist Carlos Cairoli.

    The glass and wood reliefs comprise solid-shaped blocks and lines suggesting architectural plans and a concern with negative space. Architectural elements are also employed in the paintings on board.

    robin.cornell@btinternet.com


    Artwork


    Training

    1974 – 1976Fine Art Foundation
    Epping Forest College 
    1976 – 1979  BA Hons Political Science
    Sussex University 
    1997 – 1998Fine Art Foundation
    St Martin’s School of Art 
    1998 – 1999Public Art
    Chelsea School of Art 
    1990 – 2002 BA Hons Fine Art
    Wimbledon School of Art

    Awards

    1998British Airways: Foundation Students Painting Competition – First Prize

    Exhibitions

    1998British Airways St Martin’s Joint Show
    Heathrow Airport Departure Lounge
    Competition Winners’ Show
    2000 BHF Bank Joint Show
    London
    2001Corporate Edge Joint Show
    London
    2002-2009Deutsche Postbank Joint Annual Show
    City of London
    2002Guildford Gallery Joint Show
    SurreyStroud House gallery Joint Show
    Gloucester
    2003Two Note Gallery Joint Show 
    London
    2004Cross Section – New Constructivists Joint Show
    London
    2005-2015New Constructivists Exhibition of Paintings Joint Annual Show
    London
    2006Spinach Agency Solo Show
    London
    2006-2010Vecchio Parioli Restaurant Joint Exhibition
    London
    2011London Art Fair – Beardsmore Gallery Stand
    2013-2015Bradley’s Restaurant Joint Exhibition
    London