Robert Pereira Hind’s mixed media series ‘Out of Eden’ is minimal and striking. These works are perfect in any setting being luxurious and beautifully decorative by printing photographic ink pigment onto gilded backgrounds on wood. Once the print is on each piece is coated in shellac and then glazed.
An important element of the work is that each piece, over the many years will slowly oxidise and mature in appearance. While the pictures sit on your wall, the golden background will eventually take on a light and very beautiful tarnish and eventually become atmospheric and characterful looking like nature against a moody sky. Each piece will bring colour and light to any environment, ambient light reflects from the works to exude a warm look and feel.
‘I am both responding to the beauty of nature and questioning the nature of beauty. As someone who does not adhere to any kind of religious practice but regularly feels a sense of awe within the natural landscape, it seems fitting to transform natures trees and flowers into secular icons’.
Robert Pereira Hind lives in Edinburgh & London, and is always on the lookout for trees and wild flowers that are both visually striking and relatively isolated. I’ll wait for a day with light cloud and head out with my camera. When I get back at my computer I remove all trace of context. I then experiment with various arrangements and layouts to montage several trees or flowers into one picture, or sometimes leave the tree isolated.
Gold Leaf Schlag Metal, Gold Size, Photographic Ink Pigment, Shellac + Glazes, MDF board.
2019 Imagination Gallery, Bath
2019 The Jetty Gallery, Oban
2019 Arran Art Gallery, Whiting Bay, Arran
2019 Weem Gallery, Pittenweem
2019 Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles
2019 Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
2019 Southside Gallery, Glasgow
2019 The Gallery Melrose, Melrose
2019 Number Four Gallery , St Abbs, Eyemouth
2014 ‘Arboretum’, Solo Show, Riseart Gallery, Gt Titchfield St, London
2012 ‘The Falling,’ Solo show, ECA Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 ‘Gold Leaf Trees’, Mixed Show, Flaubert Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
2007 ‘Coast’, Multi-Media Exhibition, Prize Winner, Arts Council for Wales
2007 ‘Art of Imagination’, Group Show, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
2005 ‘Stoke Newington and Beyond’, Solo show, The Gallery, Stoke Newington. London
1998 The Summer Show. Mix Show, London Institute Gallery, London
1995 Royal Society of Arts, Summer show, The Mound Gallery, Edinburgh
1994 Bustamante Gallery, Mixed show, Soho Broadway, New York
1993 Archeus Gallery, Mixed Show, New Bond Street, London