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Artists: Robert Joyette

Artist Statement

The up and down hill battles are at the forefront of my work. The inner self and psychological state and experiences are the vehicles that carry the work and allow the viewer to complete them. As I examine the history of the Caribbean and its dynamic and diverse culture, it is quite clear that all Europe competed for sovereign control.

These recent paintings were motivated by the words and lyrics of the Hon Bob Marley, a Jamaican reggae icon and his son Damion ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, who I had seen in concert recently. His latest album ‘Distant Relatives’ has influenced the works where there is a unconscious and conscious inter-play with political under tones and sexual innuendoes represented in obscured areas, techniques, textured surfaces and glazes. They also represent the starting point for the series: Pass-Age In Time.

Biography

  • Diploma in Fine Arts from the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica

Exhibitions

  • Spaces , Alliance Francaise, Kingstown, St. Vincent
  • Old Public Library, Kingstown, St. Vincent
  • Embracing Change, Cuban Embassy, Kingstown,  St. Vincent
  • Duo exhibition, Alliance Francaise, St.Vincent
  • Carifesta 11
  • Young Professionals, Pegasus Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sunny Brock Port University, N.Y, USA  
  • Old Patti Bag, Grosvenor Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Black  History Month," Colour Museum" Jamaica  School of Dance, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Annual Roots Fest,  Jamaica
  • Glove Factory, St. Vincent
  • 2007 to 2009   Young Generation Exhibition at Mutual Gallery , Jamaica
  • 2010    ART FRESH,  Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2010    THE ART OF MINIATURE, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

Awards

  • Most Outstanding New Adult Artist Trophy, JCDC National Visual Arts Festival, 2009
  • Silver Medal, Works on Paper Category, JCDC National Visual Arts Festival, 2009
  • Bronze Medal, Works on Paper Category, JCDC National Visual Arts Festival, 2009
  • Merit Award, Works on Paper Category, JCDC National Visual Arts Festival, 2009

SELECTED WORKS

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