Robin Tarbet presents a selection of work, which examines the material residue of technological progress through a combination of sculpture, printmaking, live film and assemblage. Assuming the role of curious folk scientific explorer, he dismantles, dissects and distorts everyday technologies and appliances.
Robin Tarbet (born 1981, UK) studied at The Royal College of Art and is an artist and lecturer based in London. He is currently a studio member with V22 London and works in the role of Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Foundation Studies at Kingston University.
Tarbet’s work combines printmaking and casting with live film and three-dimensional sculptural assemblages, and his practice explores the physical materiality of everyday technology, and the notion of creating technical understanding with the notion of play, imagination and the potential for what could be, rather than what is.
Whilst showing in many group exhibitions ranging from the Hayward Gallery to the London Underground network, his ongoing series of live installations entitled 'Monitored Landscape Series' was exhibited as part of East International in 2009, and then toured in 2010 to be his first International Solo exhibition at Trafo Gallery in Budapest.
Recent projects include ‘Tomorrow’s World’, an ongoing collaboration with fellow artist Dave Evans, participation in a large printmaking exhibition at Kingston University Gallery, and a solo show as part of the ‘Monitored Landscape Series’ at Black Swan Project Space in Frome, Somerset.