Robert Mills

Statement

Masks in wild landscapes, derelict buildings, demolition projects and disused public lavatories. The grotesque body, unsealed and in process. Anxiety, symbols, myth and nightmares. Paintings, cartoons, videos and performances that are hard to see, frustrating or have to be climbed in to. Unanswerable questions, sex, carnival and death.
I am a childish and very old artist living in Bristol and Oxford. I paint my dreams, private stories, fairy tales and religion. I work with my early life. I come from a post-war English family culture that was anxious, suburban and bourgeois but secretly loving and I attempt the impossible task of painting my way out of this wilderness.
Currently, I mostly work in watercolour, ink and gouache on paper. I like human bodies which I place in mythical or archetypal settings. They are like a conversation with myself and with my unconscious. Clear conclusions elude me.

Achievements & Experience

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Featured Projects:

1. Death of Adonis 1, 2020, pen, watercolour, gouache and inks on paper, 59 x 42 cm.

Death of Adonis 1

2020, pen, watercolour, gouache and inks on paper, 59 x 42 cm.

Robert's Art Career

2020, pen and watercolour on paper, 59 x 11 cm.

Between Book and Grave

2020, pencil and watercolour, 59 x 42 cm.

Yellow Light

2020, pen, watercolour, gouache and inks on paper, 59 x 42 cm.

Fire and Water

2020, pen, watercolour, inks and gouache on paper, 59 x 42cm

Figure and Ground 5

2020, watercolour, salt, coffee grounds and inks on paper, 59 x 42 cm.