Times Square Chaos, NY, Rob Pointon
“ Rob Pointon is without question one of the most exciting artists working and living in the UK. His exceptional talents have been recognised by a host of commissions and acquisitions by high profile collectors, of whom the list is headed by HRH The Prince of Wales and Her Grace Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. Rob was the Regional Winner in last year’s Fine Art Open Competition at Weston Park and works that he subsequently produced of the V Festival and Guild of British Travel Writers Dinner were purchased by the Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation as a part of the inalienable collections of that House where they have joined the ranks of exceptional and internationally significant works by John Constable, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Holbein.Born in North Staffordshire, Rob is proud of his Potteries roots and, unsurprisingly, the industries and their legacy within that region feature frequently in his works. Having graduated with First Class honours from the University of Wales Aberystwyth, Rob undertook a postgraduate course at The Prince’s Drawing School in London.An understanding of drawing can be seen at the core of Rob’s works, although now working predominantly in oils and working en plein air. The great distinguishing characteristic is his use of a wide-angle perspective – at times as far as 360 degrees – which enables him to encompass a phenomenal sense of the world around him within a single canvas. “ GARETH J.L.WILLIAMS M.A.
Curator and Head of Learning to the Weston Park Foundation