ROBIN TARBET LONDON BASED ARTIST & LECTURER : PROJECTS + SHOP + CV & BIO + SWAP ART EDITIONS
Projects, Collections and Research
A selection of current projects and archives of work from my studio.
> SPIDERS FROM MARS - RELIEF CASTS
A new series of relief sculptures made from a collection of spider plant off-shoots that I grew during lockdown.... Each work in this series is unique, cast in plaster by directly imprinting the young rooting houseplants into clay to make the mould, which is then cast in plaster, and framed in a bespoke Jesmonite clay cast frame. The circular forms show a window into an upside-down world where the root systems and fragile specimen like aesthetics appear almost as alien forms. For me, messing around with plants in my flat was an important lockdown wellbeing distraction and much needed escapism from the covid and political horrors that have unravelled this year. Spending some quiet time focussing on hands-on and low-budget making in an attempt to process everything seems important right now. Each work is 32cm in diameter x 4cm depth, come with a wall hanging bracket and a spider plant £250 + p&p
> ROBOT BIN THINGS
Ongoing series of concrete multiples cast from discarded tech product packaging
> POWER IN THE LAND
Research and curatorial project of 10 artists responding to the decommissioning of the last remaining nuclear power station in Wales - During 2014-16 I conducted site visits, risk assessments, mould making and met the Civil Nuclear Constabulary... concluding with a touring exhibition, several symposiums and a publication Further information about the project http://powerintheland.co.uk/
> NUMATIC CUBES
Series of stackable Jesmonite sculptures constructed using repeat casts taken from moulds of Henry Hoover packaging
> PLASTIC WRAP PRINTS
Large scale series of hand printed monotypes from found pallet wrap
> ESXLA RESIDENCY
2015 Residency and research trip in Los Angeles
> SURFACE IMPRESSIONS / DATA TRANSFER, RELEIF PRNTS AND CASTS
Collection of relief prints and relief cast sculptures made directly from the transfer of surface detail and texture from a range of synthetic surfaces and collections.
> BRONZE RAMS
Bronze cast RAMs multiples
> TV LAVA LAMP
Live installation using mini cctv cameras, a couple of TV monitors and a lava lamp.
> MONITORED LANDSCAPE SERIES
Live installation of a model train looping through a sculptural landscape of circuit boards.
> MONITORED LANDSCAPE SERIES - PRINTS
Series of prints taken as still from the train camera from the Monitored Landscape installations.
> CONCRETE LANDSCAPE SERIES
Concrete cast relief sculptures of obsolete circuit boards, presented in acrylic box frames - edition of 5, several works available.
> PACKAGING SCULPTURES / CONSUMER SHADOWS
Cast series of sculptures made by filling up found polystyrene packaging with concrete.
> PCB PRINTS
Selection of relief prints and editions made by inking up faulty electronics and obsolete printed circuit boards and printing them some by hand and some using a press.
> FLATLAND SERIES
Series of tessellating and repeating concrete cast wall hanging relief sculptures, framed in white. Several works available.
CITIES OF ASH - G39
Vhs video projection. Dolly mixtures filmed by a cctv camera pushed along on a modified model train set. - Salivate was curated by Carl Rowe and exhibited at Anglia Square Shopping Centre in Norwich in 2008