Saturday 28 November, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bidding starts 4:00 pm
Leah Robb has a very diverse approach to art-making ranging from figure drawings to psychological portraiture, from filmmaking to political street art. The auction revisits her journey there, with works up for purchase going as far back as 1992.
Her earliest work shows an interest in still life and nature. Late 90s to mid-00s, she took an interest in the human form as a subject in itself, followed by paintings with a more pronounced political or social concern. Leah Robb’s work has progressed further in this direction and she felt it was time to offer viewers a chance to purchase earlier work in the form of an auction. Many drawings will also be offered on donation, so there will definitely be something that everyone can afford.
What has Leah been up to in more recent times?
- Two large political paintings produced and exhibited outside the Danish Parliament. Notably, the subject matter regarding the plight of refugees and migrants has become very relevant since they were painted in April – May 2015.
- The painting of the official portrait of Danish artist, Otto Frello, which toured with his retrospective exhibition in 2014, before his death this year.
- A solo protest performance outside the ‘open’ Autumn Exhibition (KE), Copenhagen, as criticism of the way art is judged. Censor, Torben Sangild covered my protest in a follow-up article about the subjectivity of the censoring process.
- Trips to Texas as an invited speaker and artist at Trinity Institute Arts Conference 2011 & 2012.
- Painting a series of psychological portraits of people from the alternative community, Christiania, Copenhagen, 2008-9.
- And to not neglect the musical side; playing percussion for singer/songwriter, Alaudidae, 2015
These have been exciting projects which Leah looks forward to sharing a little bit about before launching into the auction!
Some of the works will also be viewable online before the physical auction on 28 November.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road