Artist spotlight: Robin Wise

Robin Wise is one of three artists who were due to exhibit their work in an exhibition at Project Ability called ‘It’s in the detail’. It was part of Glasgow International 2020, which due to current circumstances has been postponed. To celebrate each of the artists’ work and commitment to preparing for the exhibition we will be highlighting each artist for the next few weeks. First up is Robin Wise!

Robin Wise has lived in Aberdeen since 1991, coming originally from Stirling. Robin views the world from a unique perspective and you can see this reflected in his artwork. The lines and angles that he chooses to draw are the parts that stand out and interest him. His choice of two-tone black and white drawings enhances the two-dimensional quality of his work. This becomes especially evident in his exploration of the width and depth of lines rather than shading. Robin has been developing his artistic style for many years. A self-taught artist, Robin is thankful that he has been enabled by those around him to have space and support to develop his skills and individual style. Robin was recognised as being on the Autism Spectrum shortly after his birth in 1961.

Robin lives in Newton Dee, an intentional community on the outskirts of Aberdeen that supports adults with learning difficulties and other special needs. Newton Dee offers a home, meaningful work as well as opportunities for personal development to adults with learning disabilities and other special needs. Many of his drawings depict his life in this unique community.



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