Known, recognizable, and familiar forms and objects constitute the point of departure for Marc Andre Robinson’s works. He often develops his sculptures and drawings from the meticulous repetition of these forms. For example the series Multitude, 2003, is animated by a multitude of small figures drawn in black ink, so close to one another that, at first glance, they become unrecognizable, confused in an abstract, decorative motif.
The question of identity, understood above all as a sense of belonging and familiarity with shared things, is central to his work. His project The Diachronic, 2010, came about after Robinson’s first trip to South Africa, his grandfather’s native land, which until then the artist had known only through his mother’s stories. [...]