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Tony David Roberts

Born in Flintshire in North Wales. Studied Art & Design in Wales and London. Worked in the visual communication industry for 30 years. I have worked in the UK, USA and Ireland before returning to Wales in 1989. I have concentrated on painting since 2004 after receiving a grant from the Welsh Arts Council in 2007. My work has been exhibited in the UK, Ireland and the USA and has been described as a cross between sculpture and painting with a look of ceramics. In 2007 I was shortlisted for the Bath University Painting Prize (one of nine selected)

Current practice (bas-relief paintings)

I am involved in the creation of artworks that have been produced from discarded and recycled materials. The ideas and themes behind this work first came about eight years ago observing how companies in particular, discard printed matter without considering the research, time and effort that has gone into producing these items.

All the books I used in those early projects have been in their life, the vision and inspiration of someone. The contents, both text and imagery would have occupied a number of people for months and possibly years to the cost of thousands of pounds.

I gave them a different dimension in a new format, where their previous purpose and meaning my be considered. The continued evolution of my work (skins) are derived from aspects related to issues and concerns in the natural environment and mans carbon footprint.

The majority of my work is created in response to observations of natural phenomena and man's past influence and intervention on this planet.

I am inspired by the landscapes and shorelines of Wales and influenced by a wide range of sources, natural and man-made, from domestic rubbish to coastal erosion to decomposing seabirds.

The impetus to create art comes in itself from an unceasing urge to produce inspirational pieces from life's detritus, the discarded and considered worthless items of which there is an endless supply.

To create inspirational pieces of art from life's detritus, the discarded and considered worthless items.


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Below is a slideshow of Tony's work:

 
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Historical map of North Wales
  • Historical map of North Wales
    Printed on oversize A3. 45 X 32 cm on 300 gsm Fine Art Board. Limited Edition Print of 100 48
  • Owain Glyndwr
    Limited Edition Print of 100 Printed on oversize A3. 45 X 32 cm on 300 gsm Fine Art Board. 48
  • Historical map of Wales
    Printed on oversize A3. 45 X 32 cm on 300 gsm Fine Art Board. Limited Edition Print of 100 48
  • Lennon - Limited Edition Prints
    Lennon - Limited Edition Prints 30 x 42 cm Printed on Fine Art Paper.
  • Salvage Grid System 2
    Salvage Grid System 2 Size 46 x 61x 2 cm.
  • Salvage Grid System One
    Salvage Grid System One 17x17cm on board.
  • Skins 2
    Skins 2 Size 50x40x2cm on canvas.
  • Beyond Return
    Beyond Return Size 25x25x5cm
  • Skins One
    Skins One Size 50x50x4cm
  • Once a Book
    Once a Book Size 63x63x4cm
  • Samuel Beckett - Limited Edition Prints
    Samuel Beckett - Limited Edition Prints 30 x 42 cm Printed on Fine Art Paper.
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas Limited Edition Print 200 Size 32 x 45 cm Printed on 300 gsm art board
  • John Winston Lennon - Limited Edition Prints
    John Winston Lennon - Limited Edition Prints 30 x 42 cm Printed on Fine Art Paper.
  • Night Owl - Limited Edition Prints
    Night Owl - Limited Edition Prints 30 x 42 cm Printed on Fine Art Paper.
  • Rolling Stones
    Rolling Stones Limited Edition Print 200. Printed on 300 gsm art board.
  • Rolling Stones Poster
    Rolling Stones Poster Limited Edition Rolling Stones Poster Limited Edition Print 20 Printed on 300 gsm art board

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