Born in 1965 in Derbyshire, the artist currently lives and works in London, UK.
EDUCATION Royal College of Art London UK, Master of Fine Art Holography with distinction 1991 – 92
Darwin Scholar at the Royal College of Art with extra year of study 1992 – 93 BSc Leeds University 1984 – 87
COLLECTIONS The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Getty Museum, Los Angeles
About Jeff Robb by Richard Mauger
Since graduating with Distinction and a Darwin Scholarship from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Department of Photography, Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. While still a student, he was invited to submit a landscape work in to the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world.
Robb is currently best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. The artist has also recently begun to produce bronze sculptures working with the female nude, using cutting edge modelling technology combined with historic casting techniques. This radical development is typical of Robb’s open experimental approach in making art, using any combination of tools and technology available to him.
In parallel to developing lines of enquiry around the nude and abstraction in his lenticular work, Robb is beginning to work on projects which investigate how we experience sound, and large-scale kinetic installations for public spaces, museums and galleries. For many, these new directions will at first seem uncharacteristic. Those who are familiar with Robb’s approach and what drives him as an artist will understand the significance of each project for him in testing possibilities with the lenticular medium, and creating new immersive experiences using three-dimensional imaging and cutting edge technology. This kind of experimental lenticular installation work is completely unchartered territory for artists
Jeff Robb works in a variety of media including lenticular photography, painting, bronze and silver cast sculpture, reflection and transmission holography, photography, film, laser light and sound installations.