Phil Brown: Top 5 cultural events to do this week – Myth & Marvel | The Courier Mail
No. 3 MYTH & MARVEL
BRIAN Robinson is one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists and his first-ever solo show in Brisbane is a good chance to see what all the fuss is about.
Robinson’s work is now showing at the new Onespace gallery in Highgate Hill.
Robinson has a Torres Strait Islander background and his work is a cultural fusion. He draws on mythology from all over the world in this exhibition and combines that with Marvel superheroes. Cool huh?
“I draw on mythology worldwide and make parallels that cross different cultures,” Robinson explains.
“Objects and themes from Torres Strait myths are mixed with other well known narratives and legends like that of Noah’s ark”.
As for the Marvel cartoon connection, well Robinson reckons he’s “just a big kid really” and that kind of explains that.
These artworks are superbly created linocuts printed on paper with black ink although one is on fabric. They are amazing and Robinson’s reputation is growing and his work was recently part of a major exhibition in Monaco.
This is your chance to see and maybe buy one of his works before his career goes ballistic and puts him out of reach.
Brian Robinson: Myth & Marvel is on at Onespace Gallery, 13a Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill until December 24; onespacegallery.com.au
Original story written by Phil Brown, published by The Courier Mail on 19 December 2016
Image: Marc McCormack