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Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves), 2010
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
found wood, iron
© Marc Andre Robinson - Courtesy GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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. [...]