Metaphors of time, space, earth, and its elements are reflected in the elegant and glowing glass sculptures by Canadian artist John Paul Robinson.
Often featuring elegantly curved glass pieces suspended on fine steel cables, his glass works are inspired by nature’s elements—earth, wind, fire, and water. John Paul Robinson is interested in the rupture that occurs between mythological belief systems and scientific discovery and uses his art to explore the nature of meaning, belonging, reality, and responsibility.
“It’s important to me that my work be about something. So, I spend a lot of time reading, writing and basically researching ideas and issues that inform my work.” John Paul Robinson
John Paul Robinson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1954. He was educated at the Georgian College of Arts and Technology and the Ontario College of Art, where he later taught for several years. Robinson is a Fellow of The Creative Glass Center of America, recipient of the Joan Chalmers Glass Award and has twice received the Best Glass Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Robinson has had solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Palm Beach, Quebec City and Chicago. His works are in corporate, private, and public collections including the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, the Museum of American Glass, New Jersey, the Toronto Granite Club and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
Robinson is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.