Rational and irrational, negative and positive, order and disorder, filled and unfilled, Robert Currie continually develops consistent contrasts in his work.
The inevitability that out of any complex system, order will emerge plays a prominent role in his work. The result of two bodies interacting is entirely dependent on the variables of time and space - an equally significant concept that Currie explores.
The Isle of Man provided a naturally constant supply of these variables, where Currie spent many years practicing as an artist. These forces are translated effortlessly within an urban environment, in this case London, where Currie has resided for the past few years.
Curries three main strands of work, drawing, sculpture and installation are concurrently unique and separated. Linked by the notion that order emerges from disorder, Curries explores these different mediums, while recognising that all three materials can be manipulated into equally astounding results.
Each medium utilises visible and invisible energies that perpetually surround us, going unnoticed while remaining vital to our everyday. Combining these forces with synthetic materials enables Currie the fusion of these forces with existing materials - making them visible.
Currie's initial drawings delve between the relationships of the intricacies that can be achieved through mechanisms. A simple drawing machine made from banal every day objects produces forms and impressions that appear 'natural' and hand-drawn but are in fact impossible to create by hand. Later drawings obviously exploit the linear aspects of his sculpture and drawings.
Sculptures and installation meticulously constructed in nylon and videotape visualise unnoticed forces. What's unique about these visualisations of force is the unmistakable human touch. Currie constructs each piece by hand, precisely placing, wrapping, threading and twisting the material to create the reciprocally static and fluid structures.
Infinitely contrasting forces enable Currie to produce bodies of work that are continually evolving, altering in their technical specifications yet maintaining the purity of each medium.
Intentionally utilising external factors in his work, Currie allows the material, to reflect, diffract, and absorb light. Resulting in disorientation, weightlessness, and elusiveness.
1998 - 2000
Royal College of Art, London.
Masters in Communication Art and Design
1995 - 1998
Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) 1st class in Design and Art Direction
1994 - 1995
Isle of Man College.
Art Foundation Course
New York Pulse, Metropolitan Pavilion. March 2011
Arte Fiera, Bologna. Italy. January 2011
Galerie Gimpel et Müller, Paris. January 2011
Pulse Miami. December 2010
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Lodeveans Collection. Leeds. September 2010
Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, London. August 2010
Galerie Gimpel Muller. Solo Show, Paris. 12 June 2010
Art Cologne. Germany 2010
Art Brussels. Belgium 2010
Blancpain Art Contemporain, Solo show. Sept 2009
Kudlek Van Der Grinten Galerie, Solo show. June 2009
Brussels Art Fair. Belgium. 2009
ROMA Art fair. Italy. 2009
Art Standing, Group show. Miami. 2008
VINEspace. Solo show. London. 2008
Materiale Immateriale, M.U.S.C.A. Group show. Italy. 2008
VINEspace. Two man show. London. 2008
London Art Fair, London 2008
'Driven' Fieldgate gallery, London. 2007
London Art Fair. London 2007
'42' Three Colts Gallery. London. Oct 2006
Museum52 Sign. London. Oct 2006
ArtLondon. London. Oct 2006
'The Liminal Phase.' Group Show. London. Oct 2006
Florence Trust Summer show. London. Jul 2006
'2 Days, 8 Hours, 2 Minutes and 27 Seconds of Tape.' Solo Show. Jun 2006
London Art Fair. Jan 2006
'Under Pressure' Two Man Show. London. Sept 2005
'Multiplicity' Courtyard Gallery. Isle of Man. Apr 2005
'Remote Control'. Group Show. AngelRow Gallery. Nottingham. Sept 2004
Royal British Sculptors Gallery. Two-man show London Feb 2003
‘Whiteness and Purity.’ Galerie P. Brussels. Jan 2003
‘Moving Parts’ Group show. Studio Voltaire. Clapham. London. Nov 2002
Public sculpture commissioned by Kammgarn Centre. Kaiserslautern. Apr 2002
Installation commissioned for ‘Decorative Arts Exhibition’ Sothebys. 2002
Installation commissioned by Autostadt for the IAA show. Frankfurt. 2001
Installation commissioned by Kammgarn Centre, Kaiserslautern. 2001
Installation commissioned for ‘Decorative Arts Exhibition’ Sothebys. 2001
‘New Contemporaries 2000’ Milton Keynes, Manchester, Edinburgh.
‘The Show’ Royal College of Art. 2000
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