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Wolverhampton City Art Gallery
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton. WV1 1DU Tel 01902 552 055

ROBERT PERRY. An artist from The Black Country
Exhibition dates 20th May – 9th July 2017 

“Way back in 1990 I had an exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery featuring my Black Country Night street scenes, so it is a great privilege to be invited back in 2017 to combine some of them with results of my 240,000 miles of travelling-painting around Europe in my unending search for new landscapes, experiences and friendships from the 1990s to the present day.

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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF ROBERT PERRY:
Works by this hardworking and prolific painter, are held in both private and national collections in Britain, Germany, France and Spain and are featured in BBC Your Paintings.  Uncovering the nation’s art collection, in partnership with PCF (Public Catalogue Foundation)”.  He has held numerous solo exhibitions in Britain and Europe, and has been featured frequently on international printed and electronic media.

A landscape painter in the English tradition, Perry travels widely throughout Europe in the Renault “Traffic” van which he has converted into a unique mobile “field studio” incorporating numerous items of purpose-specific equipment which he has fabricated or adapted to suit his highly unorthodox modus operandi.

Born, brought up and educated in the industrial zone of the English West Midlands, known since the Industrial Revolution as “The Black Country”, Perry’s exposure to its culture of hard work, engineering, problem solving and craftsmanship has profoundly influenced the development of his working practice and methods.

 

Robert Perry and his mobile “Field Studio” on site near Jenlain, Northern France

Robert Perry and his mobile “Field Studio” on site near Jenlain, Northern France

Robert Perry is a prominent member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He works exclusively on location, producing vigorous paintings and drawings of the European landscape and the effects wrought upon it by light, atmosphere, season, the passage of time and Man’s activities, agriculture, urbanization, industrialization and war. The breadth of his vision and sense of history is extensive. His range of subject matter is vast but, be it the rugged beauty of the High Alps, The Cliffs at Etretat, the meadows around Auvers-sur-Oise where Van Gogh and Daubigny painted, the battlefields and tunnels of the First World War or the grim remains of Auschwitz  and Oradour, the work also represents Perry’s reflections on the human condition and the enigmas of Time and Space.

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