Yvonne Robert

The often bright and gestural paintings of Yvonne Robert result from an intuitive approach to colour and composition. Her spontaneity of conception and dynamic gesture is void of complex references and their associated meanings. Instead she is steadfast in her commitment to universal concepts of form, mass, proportion, rhythm and structure, which constitute a common thread in her work. Above all, she is motivated by colour.

Art and her environment are all constant sources of inspiration. Importantly, however, when Robert observes her environment, she perceives colour first and foremost – a person’s hair in combination with the colour of their skin and their scarf, an old bike that someone has painted in a creamy light grey with a new brown leather seat; sheep in the pastures, the lake, the sky, the mountains; how different shades of blue interplay with each other and how endless the combinations appear to be.

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Robert also produces figurative paintings, portraits and still life, but other than the influence of her daily environment, she offers no critical meaning, and they are vastly abstracted. Simply put, Robert is concerned with self-reflecting experience and self-analysis. To interpret her work would be erroneous as her subject is self-defined. It is not the thoughts and emotions of the artist that is important, but that of the viewer. Her work does not rely on socio-political rhetoric to lay claims to any form of philosophical discourse. She is concerned with colour, form and composition; and in that order. Her intention is to allow the viewer internal reflection and their unique perspective. After all, it is our individual perception that gives us clarity and a true sense of understanding.

– Excerpt taken from Sascha Gianella, Swiss Curator and Advisor, July 2019

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Artist Information

Artist Website: https://www.yvonnerobert.com/

Yvonne Robert grew up in Germany and has since moved and spent many years living and working in Zurich, Switzerland, where she currently resides. Raised by a family of artists, Robert found home-life aesthetically stimulating and informative. She remembers her parents often discussing the notions of colour and form, and she was fascinated by the patterns and motifs of the 1960s that filled her home. These early influences perhaps motivated Robert to initially pursue a career in graphic design and subsequently in fine art, the origins of which certain motifs in her current work can be traced.

Robert has exhibited internationally in New York, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, Berlin and Zurich. Her work is held in private collections in the US, Spain, UK, France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Yvonne Robert

Residence: Zurich, Switzerland

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022     A Touch of Lemon, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, AU

2022     Sept, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York City, NY

2022     Oct,The George Gallery, Charleston, SC

2021     Pinky Promise, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia

2019     Paul Smith, London, UK

2018     Boilerroom,Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

2018     Kunstsalon, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022     April, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York City, NY

2022     25thAnniversary, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2021     The Summer Show, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia

2021     Fall Ahead Group Show, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2021      The George Gallery, Due with Damian Stamer, Charleston, SC

2021     PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia

2020     PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia

2020     Way Out, La Grange, Cernay-Les-Reims, France

2020     Cheryl Hazan Gallery,Due with Gabriele Herzog, NYC, USA

2019     Circle 1 Gallery, with Gabriel Herzog and Caroline Popham, Berlin, Germany

2019     Cheryl Hazan Gallery,NYC, USA

2019     Formato14, Madrid, Spain

2019     Amelie Maison D’Art, Paris, France

2019     Cheryl Hazan Gallery,NYC, USA

2018     Cagegallery, Barcelona, Spain

Bibliography

2021     Helvetia and Sons – Interiew, March 2021

2020     You Wanted a List – Interview, August 2020

2020     Lula Japan Issue 12 – Interview, March 2020

2020     Jul, Charlotte – ATBO Furniture, February 2020

2019     Gianella, Sascha – SGAC Interview, October 2019

2018     Wasserman, Sydney – Architectural Digest, May 2018

2018     Tannler, Roland – Abstract Mag Interview, May 2018

2021 Helvetia and Sons – Interiew, March 2021
2020 You Wanted a List – Interview, August 2020
2020 Lula Japan Issue 12 – Interview, March 2020
2020 Jul, Charlotte – ATBO Furniture, February 2020
2019 Gianella, Sascha – SGAC Interview, October 2019
2018 Wasserman, Sydney – Architectural Digest, May 2018
2018 Tannler, Roland – Abstract Mag Interview, May 2018