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Robin Eley

Robin Eley is a painter based in Adelaide.

Robin was a  finalist in the 2012 Archibald Prize, Highly Commended in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize in 2010 and 2011, and a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize in 2010.

This will be Robin Eley’s second solo exhibition at HSG following his successful first show ‘Singularity’ in 2012. Eley’s portraits, self-portraits and symbolic still-life studies are meticulously rendered in oil on Belgian linen. His compositions of nudes swathed in plastic sheeting exude technical excellence; subtle tonal variations between plastic and flesh, the fall of the light on the surfaces of his subjects create a luminous and hyper-realistic effect. Robin’s themes focus of the notion of isolation and alienation in a contemporary world of instant communication.

In 2010 Eley transitioned from a highly successful career as a professional illustrator to that of studio artist. He has recently included in a group exhibition at the Westmont Ridley- Tree Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, USA.


b.1978

Education

2005
Illustration Academy, Ringling School of Art and Design, Summer Program, Sarasota FL, USA

2004 
Illustration Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Summer Program, Richmond VA, USA

1997-2001
Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA, USA

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Idolatry, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2012
Singularity,  Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide


Group Exhibitions

2013
Koi No yokan, 101/exhibit, Los Angeles CA, USA
BMG first Look, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York NY, USA

2012
Archibald prize (Finalist), Art Gallery of NSW and touring regional Australia, Sydney, NSW
Journeys,  Ridley - Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Chinese Australia, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne , Vic
Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize (Finalist), Coffs Harbour regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2011
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, (Highly Commended), State Library of New South Wales and touring, Sydney NSW
Nora Heysen Centenary Art prize for Still Life (Finalist), Adelaide, SA

2010
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, (Runner Up), State Library of New South Wales and touring, Sydney,  NSW
Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and touring, Coffs Harbour NSW
Royal South Australian Society of the Arts Spring Exhibition, Adelaide SA

 

Awards/Grants

2012
Arts SA International Presentation Grant

2011
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Highly Commended

2010
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Runner Up
RSASA Star Portraits Winner

2008
Rip It Up /Emerging Artist Award

Collections
2012
Ridley-Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA, USA

Professional Appointments
2012
Director, The Art Academy, South Australia
Mentor, Jump Mentoring Program, Australia Council for the Arts
Lecturer part-time, Visual Communications, University of South Australia

 

Robin Eley

Processional


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
60 cm x 60 cm
 

$8,800
SOLD

Robin Eley

Veneration


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
190 cm x 130 cm
 

$22,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Adoration


Medium
Oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions

190 cm x 110 cm
 

 

$20,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Celestial


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
100 cm x 80 cm
 

$9,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Dark Matter


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
100 cm x 80 cm
 

$9,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Graven


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
50 cm x 41 cm
 

$7,700
SOLD

Robin Eley

Devotion


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
50 cm x 41 cm
 

$7,700
SOLD

Robin Eley

Immaculate


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
50 cm x 41 cm

 

$7,700
SOLD

Robin Eley

Omega


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
50 cm x 41 cm
 

$7,700
SOLD

Robin Eley

Immersion


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
90 cm x 130 cm

$15,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Presence


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
85 cm x 64 cm
 

$9,000
SOLD

Robin Eley

Recessional


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
60 cm x 60 cm
 

$8,800
SOLD

All prices displayed subject to confirmation with gallery.

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