Atlanta based artist Guy Robinson's works have
been exhibited in numerous galleries and have a
place in important collections including the
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Georgia
(MOCA,GA).  Guy attended the Atlanta College
Of Art on a Ford Foundation grant and has
worked extensively in painting, sculpture,
printmaking, and drawing. He has over thirty-five
years experience teaching drawing and painting
for Emory University's continuing education
program. Guy spent a number of years as a
recorder specialist with early music consorts,
also building and performing on renaissance
lutes and other historical instruments. He was a
guest artist with the baroque consort "Apollo's
Musicke"; writing, directing, costuming, and
performing. As a martial artist and teacher, Guy
has experience with Yang, Sun, and Kwan Ping
styles of T'ai-chi; Ba Gua, Hsing I, Liu He Ba Fa,
as well as traditional  Chinese weapons. He also
designed and built swords and has written
articles for various martial arts magazines. As an
amateur paleontologist he has worked with Dr.
David Schwimmer of Columbus College in the
discovery of new species of middle Cambrian
trilobites. (He is inordinately proud of this small
contribution, having failed 8th grade science.)
He spent several years designing and
handcrafting a lake cabin. Guy believes that
each of these, and other, wide- ranging skills
feeds and informs the other.
 I have always thought of painting as a kind of personal
theater. It is sometimes an uncomfortable entertainment. I
want to make images that sing hymns and love songs, but  
also stick out a tongue and tap dance on the table.              
I enjoy playing on traditional subjects (still life,
landscape,the figure, mythology, religious images) and  the
expectations that have grown up around them - as around
how we see reality in general. The nature of life is that
appearances are changeable and deceptive. So, paradox
is always the subject.                                               
To say almost anything about art can sound a little
pretentious. In truth, for me, theories come after the work is
done -  not before.  I am not illustrating any theory. I do not
want the viewer to feel there are correct answers, (no pop
quizzes will be given).                                                     
I have never paid too much attention to developing a 'style'.
Style is something which happens when you let yourself be
yourself while you work. We all choose our best tools.  
Every few years somebody pronounces painting a dead art
form - or it is only seen as an expensive form of
decoration.  It may well be that painting has, more and
more, become a curiosity about which few are curious. But
there will always be art and poetry.  It is the way we express
the otherwise inexpressible - the alchemical process of
seeking out who we are.  

Someone asked me if I was an optimist or a pessimist. I said, "No, I'm a surrealist. I expect bizarre things to happen."
Copyright 2014 Guy Robinson - all rights reserved
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Guy Robinson
Paintings
Selected solo exhibitions
Selected Collections
Twenty 21 Collections / Gallery Rodin, Atlanta, Ga.
Albany Museum Of Art, Albany, Ga.
Art Society of the International Monetary Fund,
Washington, D.C.
CNN Center Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Ga..
Albany Museum Of Art, Albany, Ga.
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Ga. (MOCA,GA)
Kemper Collection, Long Grove, Illinois
Hans Frabel, Atlanta, Ga.   
Georgia Tech Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
Sculpture
Swords
For pricing and information or for image
use or reproduction permission please
contact me at
guy@guyrobinsonart.com
Links
www.mocaga.org
www.cll.emory.edu
contact
Your comments and questions are always
welcome.
*Paintings are signed G. Robinson
Letter From The Bird Shaman #7             
Bird Shaman's Picnic #19        36" x 46"       '10
Alas, Poor Yorick!    32" x 36"   '12
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Represented in Atlanta by
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36" x 46"   '07
Flora #2  34" x 36"   '14