Rob Sherwood – How much does the earth weigh?

Stable and free, these are the two terms in between which Rob Sherwood’s painting moves. “How much does the earth weigh?” at Federica Schiavo Gallery in Rome is an arrival, and a prelude to a possible new start for this talented young painter.
Investigating the limits of creativity within a given rule – in this case a grid divided into 1.5 by 1.5 cm squares – the artist finds a way to collapse all criteria of art with his own personal research. By breaking the grid, he creates entries for light; his panels are pure movement inspired by the digital world. His language contains both past and future: look at his light works and get amazed.

Rob Sherwood “How much does the earth weight?” at Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome through May 11, 2013

Rob Sherwood at Federica Schiavo Gallery

Rob Sherwood. Left to right: In Streams (oil paint on canvas, 200 x 250 x 3,5 cm); Bind (oil, spray paint, lacquers and varnish on birch panel, 29,5 x 24 x 1,8 cm). Photo by Giorgio Benni, courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

Rob Sherwood at Federica Schiavo Gallery

Rob Sherwood. Left to right: Field, 31,5x24x1,8 cm; Hide, 
30x24x1,8 cm
 (oil, spray paint, lacquers and varnish on birch panel
), 2012-2013. Photo by Giorgio Benni, courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

Rob Sherwood at Federica Schiavo Gallery

Rob Sherwood. Left to right: Her Eyes On (Series; oil and gold leaf on birch panel, 33,5 x 26 x 1,8 cm approx.); Embedded (oil paint on low emission ecologique MDF, 100 x 98 x 3 cm). Photo by Giorgio Benni, courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

Rob Sherwood at Federica Schiavo Gallery

Rob Sherwood. Outlined in Stark Clarity, 2012-2013, oil, spray paint and lacquer on birch panel,
 30 x 24 x 1,8 cm
. Photo by Giorgio Benni, courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

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