ALLAN J ROBERTSON

SCOTTISH PAINTER + PRINTMAKER

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland -

 

Following a period working in the Engineering industry Allan J Robertson completed the Art Foundation Course at Leith School of Art before studying at Edinburgh College of Art from 2005-2009 gaining a BA (Hons) Painting & Drawing. Since then he has worked full time from his Edinburgh based studio. Robertson regularly contributes to group shows across the country most recently at the Paisley Art Institute's 132nd Annual Open Exhibition in July - September, 2020. His work is held in private collections in Scotland, Ireland, Germany, USA and Canada.

 

Robertson's work channels the experience of architectural space through the medium of painting. This interest centres specifically upon ambiguous spaces at the edges of the built environment where boundaries between civilization and nature, order and disorder, past and present have become blurred and indistinct. These ambiguous sites become subject matter for a painting practice which mines equally marginal territories, flitting between abstract/representational, accidental/intentional and constructive/destructive approaches to image making.

 

Recent work has focused upon the phenomena of the Modern ruin, taking particular interest in sites whose usage has undergone a form of transformation over the passage of time. Reflecting notions of appropriation and misuse that typically occur within these spaces following abandonment, disparate approaches from the history of painting are sampled and layered, creating paintings rich in texture, colour and a strong sense of place.

 

 

PORTFOLIO

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EXHIBITIONS

SPRING EXHIBITION 

23rd APRIL - 28th MAY 2022

The Torrance Gallery

36 Dundas Street

Edinburgh, EH3 6JN.

SPRING -- EXHIBITION 

NOW -- 2022

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

"OPEN STUDIOS"

27th - 28th NOVEMBER 2021

11 - 5pm Daily

Albion Road Wasps Artists’ Studios
Leith
EH7 5QZ

MIXED WINTER EXHIBITION

27th NOVEMBER 2021 - 20th FEBRUARY - 2022

Fidra Fine Art

7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street),

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

WINTER EXHIBITION 

20rd NOVEMBER 2021 - 8th JANUARY 2022

The Torrance Gallery

36 Dundas Street

Edinburgh, EH3 6JN.

BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW 

NOVEMBER 2021 

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

BIG SUMMER SHOW 

4 - 13 JUNE 2021

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

 

A STEP FORWARD APRIL -- ONWARDS - 2021

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

MIXED SPRING EXHIBITION

MARCH - MAY - 2021

Fidra Fine Art,

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

WINTER MIXED EXHIBITION 

NOV - 2020 -- FEB - 2021

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

Portobello, UK

TIDES CHANGING / CHANGING TIDES

26 NOV - 2020 -- 15 JAN - 2021

SOCIETY of SCOTTISH ARTISTS, VEIWING ROOM 

Due to the COVID-19 - online.

​https://www.s-s-a.org/tides-changing-changing-tides/

BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW - NOV - DEC - 2020

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

132nd ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION

JULY - SEPT - 2020

Paisley Art Institute

Due to the COVID-19 - online.

BIG SUMMER SHOW - JULY - 2020 

Contemporary Scottish Fine Art 

The Lemond Gallery, 

Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 4PP

MIXED WINTER EXHIBITION - DEC - 2019 - JAN - 2020

Fidra Fine Art, Gullane,

East Lothian, Scotland

WINTER EXHIBITION - NOV - DEC - 2019

Gallery Ten, West End,

Edinburgh, EH3 7NG

OF NIGHT AND LIGHT - MIXED EXHIBITION - NOV - 2019 - MARCH - 2020

The Velvet Easel Gallery

Portobello, Scotland

131st PAI - ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION - SEPT - OCT - 2019

THE PIAZZA, Unit 43A & 54

Central Way, Paisley

OPEN STUDIO
SATURDAY 10th AUGUST - 2019

WASPS Studios, Albion Business Centre

Edinburgh, Scotland

THE STARS GO WALTZING....

JULY - OCT - 2019

The Velvet Easel Gallery

Portobello, Scotland

EDINBURGH BIG SUMMER SHOW 2019

JUNE - 2019

The Best in Scottish Contemporary Fine Art at 

The Lemond Gallery 

venue - 20 Murrayfield Drive,  - Edinburgh

BIG SUMMER SHOW 2019

JUNE - 2019

Contemporary Scottish Fine Art at 

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, Scotland

OFF THE WALL....

MARCH - JUNE - 2019

The Velvet Easel Gallery

Portobello, Scotland

ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE 

SIX ARTISTS INSPIRED BY ARCHITECTURE - JAN. - FEB. - 2019

Fidra Fine Art

Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland

 

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Allan J Robertson

WASPS Studios

Albion Business Centre

Unit 7a

78 Albion Rd

Edinburgh

EH7 5QZ

 

allanjrobertson@blueyonder.co.uk

 

TEL: +44 (0)131 332 2087
M: 0774 819 5953