Kim Robinson

Art is within all of us, but it takes an artisan to realise their ability. For Kim Robinson, raised in rural Perth, Western Australia by his parents Glennis and Malcolm on a working farm, the artistry that would define his life seemed most unlikely.

Having the courage to leave his homeland, Kim arrived in Hong Kong almost forty years ago. In the decades that have passed, he has established himself as one of the world’s leading hair stylists; it is a canvas that he knows intimately and one with which he creates beauty. Yet Kim’s artistry is not confined only to the bouffant heads of his clients; Kim Robinson is an artist of diverse complexity.

Robinson’s art pay homage to Francis Bacon, who commented “an illustrational form tells you through the intelligence immediately what the form is about, whereas a non-illustrational form works first upon sensation and then slowly leaks back into the fact.” Innately creative and showing an extraordinary sensibility towards colour, Robinson forges a distinctive style that made him a respected, self-taught cross-over artist who has come to establish his unique scheme of vivid colours and lines through layers of oils. His evocative images draw on conflicting emotions towards the perfect masculine form, and the wounds of an imperfect reality. Concentrating on portraiture, he often depicts his figures in intimate places such as the bathroom, bedroom or the gym – places where vanity, desire and fantasy of human natures are unleashed. His subjects are always portrayed with gorgeously built torsos, yet presented not as obvious and charismatic types, but instead as isolated souls struggling with existential dilemmas.

As an artist, Kim Robinson was originally inspired by the drawings of his beloved mother who sketched the pastoral world of his youth. He has been painting for much of his life.  His bold colours and the strength of his hands are blended with subtle brushstrokes, creating glimpses into the life Kim has led. Energy, sexuality, and eroticism reflect the showman that is Kim, yet hidden in each canvas is the private man who paints to share with us his thoughts on love, life and, most of all, family.

The art of Kim Robinson reflects a man who exudes passion in all he does; be it the gorgeousness of his hair creations or the vibrancy of his canvasses, His art is an expression of a man who has lived his life with craving, lust, love, laughter and tears. It is art without a façade – honest and raw, it is the soul of Robinson himself.


ARTWORK
FINE ART ASIA 2015

Kim Robinson,《戰鬥魚》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Fighting Fishes’, Acrylic on Linen, 200 cm x 105 cm in total (一組四幅 4 panels), 2011

Kim Robinson,《戰鬥貓》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Fighting Cats’, Acrylic on Linen, 200 cm x 105 cm in total (一組四幅 4 panels), 2011

Kim Robinson,《瑜珈系列(一)》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Yoga Series 1’, Acrylic on Linen, 120 cm x 85 cm, 2015

Kim Robinson,《瑜珈系列(二)》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Yoga Series 2’, Acrylic on Linen, 120 cm x 85 cm, 2015

Kim Robinson,《瑜珈系列(三)》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Yoga Series 3’, Acrylic on Linen, 120 cm x 85 cm, 2015

Kim Robinson,《瑜珈系列(四)》, 亞克力,亞麻布 Kim Robinson, ‘Yoga Series 4’, Acrylic on Linen, 120 cm x 85 cm, 2015

”EVOCATEUR” – Kim Robinson

Kim Robinson | In the Shower《沐浴》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Canvas 丙烯、布面, 2015

Kim Robinson | Showering Dude《沐浴少男》, 160 x 80cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Showing Off《風頭》, 160 x 80cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Peeing Dude《撒尿小子》, 160 x 80cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Hottie《棘手》, 125 x 60 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Pink d《粉莖》, 140 x 160 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Tackle 1《攻略一》, 140 x 160 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Tackle 2《攻略二》, 200 x 120 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas 綜合媒體、布面, 2015

Kim Robinson | Les Hommes Provocaterur’s《挑男》, 200 x 120 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Gym 1《健身一》, 140 x 120 cm, Diptyque 雙連畫, Mixed Media on Linen 混合媒體、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson | Gym Dude 2《健身小子二》, 120 x 160 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas 綜合媒體、布面, 2008

Kim Robinson | Gym Dude 1《健身小子一》, 120 x 160 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas 綜合媒體、布面, 2008

Kim Robinson | Blue Butt《藍股》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Front Torso《前軀幹》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson | Rear Torso《後軀幹》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2011

Kim Robinson | Alpha Male《阿爾法哥》, 160 x 160 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson | Adonis《美少年》, 120 x 85 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Green Man《綠男》, 120 x 85 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Blue Man《藍漢》, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson | Blue Boy《藍男》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Canvas 丙烯、布面, 2015

Kim Robinson |Bashful Blue《羞藍》, 140 x 200 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Eye Looking at Me《瞪我》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Canvas 丙烯、布面, 2015

Kim Robinson |Solo Face《獨臉》, 120 x 85 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2011

Kim Robinson |Thinking《思維》,Diptyque 雙連畫, 120 x 140 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2011

Kim Robinson |Alpha Hunk《阿爾法男》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson |Beta Hunk《貝塔男》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson |Beach Hunk 1《沙灘猛男一》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Beach Hunk 2《沙灘猛男二》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Crouching Hunk 2《蹲地猛男二》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2008

Kim Robinson |Hermes Hunk《愛馬仕男》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2011

Kim Robinson |Blue Hunk《藍雄》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |A Big Hunk《大帥哥》, 105 x 75 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Red Hunk《紅雄》, 75 x 100 cm, Mixed Media on Linen 綜合媒體、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Yoga Series 1《瑜珈系列 1》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Yoga Series 2《瑜珈系列 2》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Yoga Series 3《瑜珈系列 3》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015

Kim Robinson |Yoga Series 4《瑜珈系列 4》, 120 x 85 cm, Acrylic on Linen 丙烯、亞麻布, 2015