They are at once graceful and contemporary. This is the unique glasswork of John Paul Robinson. Seven arched pieces of translucent aqua blue glass suspended by fine steel cables criss-cross each other in a symmetrical pattern…three on each side overlap one in the middle. His glass work is inspired by nature’s elements—earth, wind, fire and water—all of which sustain life. For Robinson, this piece is symbolic of an iconic physics experiment that explored the dual nature of light. Light exhibits both particle and wave-like behaviour.
“I guess it (creating my glass artwork) can only be described as a sort of meditative state and it is where those little insights and connections take place. And those moments keep you going into the studio every day.” JP 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.