"My work is increasingly being informed by psychological themes as I navigate through understanding and managing long-distance relationships as an expatriate and exploring what it means to be connected. I question our feelings, I seek to provoke thought and emotion and to create a believable sculptural space. The glass-like effect has come as a result of my own experimentation with inks as I have found that their translucency conveys light effectively. The sculptural element is a nod to contemporary photography with its ability to capture movement at once in one frame. My process often involves creating chaotic energetic markings with inks then subtracting until I find an aesthetic solution and resolve."
For more extensive list of artworks, please visit:www.michelinerobinson.co.uk
Micheline has exhibited in 12 countries over the last 10 years and is an active humanitarian artist, participating in many projects such as the Ubuntu Charity Show in Seoul that raised $115 000 for malnourished children of North Korea and Sweden’s exhibition “In recognition of Malala Yousafzai” which raised funds for education. Realising there were few opportunities for artists to display their works on the UK’s Wirral peninsula, she founded and organised the Wirral Open Studio Tour (https://wirralarts.com/about) which received Arts Council funding in 2010 and is still going strong today. Since her arrival here in NZ 5 years ago, she has been published in several newspapers and magazines and interviewed on Radio NZ's Standing Room Only. Micheline went to De-La-Salle (a specialty arts school in Ottawa) and graduated the arts program with honours before studying at Concordia University in Film Animation in Montreal, and Ottawa U in Fine Arts. She has her work in private and corporate collections worldwide.