Robin Speijer (1997, The Netherlands)

Robin Speijer’s work focuses on a combination of color, light and textures. At first glance, the subject seems to be the many forms of fabric. The feel of the material and its ability to take on many different shapes fascinates her. She captures the folds that naturally occur, carefully framing them within her paintings. These details have been zoomed in on and enlarged, creating depth and softness. In doing so she separates the material from the context it was contained in, allowing it to be viewed differently. The paintings, however objective the painter intended them to be, contain an emotional intimacy that arises from the artist’s subjective methods for composition and framing. Standing in front of Robin’s paintings, one feels as if she wants to share their duality in material: the intimacy of the soft fabrics that nurture us, and the paint on canvas that represents this layer by layer.

 

Text by Yoeri Guépin, based on a studio visit (2019)

EDUCATION


2015 - 2019 HKU - Bachelor of Fine Art

2014 - 2015 HKU - Preparatory Course

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING

18.01.2020 - 08.03.2020
Jonge Talenten 2019 - Artphy, Onstwedde

22.02.2020 - 02.08.2020
Realisme Nu - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

PAST

2019
Little Big Art Show - Circle Gallery, Amsterdam


Sprouts Young Talents 2019 - SBK Kunstuitleen, Amsterdam

Manic Patterns - Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Curated by Thimo te Duits

Art Noord 3 - Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen

Best of Graduates 2019 - Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Curated by Radek Vana

Exposure (Fine Art) - De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht
HKU Graduation Exhibition
Curated by Lieven Hendriks and Andrew March

2018
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Botanische Tuinen, Utrecht
Curated by Helene Webers

COLLECTIONS


Voorlinden Collection, NL

KPMG Art Collection, NL

Kunstuitleen Utrecht, NL

Lakeside Collection, NL

MAL Collection, NL

Various Private Collections, NL

NOMINATIONS and prizes


2019
Dooyewaard Stipendium - Winner

Hiviniziki OV Prijs - Nominated

Other Activities


2018
Assistant for Suzan Drummen – MIR Project, Amersfoort

2017-2018

Assistant for Claudia Martinez Garay – Rijksakademie, Amsterdam