Elegant and ethereal, John Paul Robinson’s contemporary glass wall sculptures
reflect light and cast shadows on the wall. In this piece, four arcs of translucent aqua blue glass are suspended by fine steel cables…each crisscrossing the other in a graceful composition. Robinson’s work is inspired by nature’s elements—earth, wind, fire and water—all of which sustain life. For the Canadian artist, this piece is symbolic of an iconic physics experiment that explored the dual nature of light. Light exhibits both particle and wave-like behaviour. In physics, the ‘wave’ nature of light is described as a "probability wave" which represents the probability of an observer measuring a particle at a given time and place.
“It’s important to me that my work be about something. So, I spend a lot of time reading, writing and basically researching ideas (often science-based) and issues that inform my work.” John Paul Robinson
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 throughout North America including the Canadian Museum of History, the Musée des beaux-arts, Montreal and the Museum of American Glass, New Jersey.
John Paul Robinson is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.