The process of creation in the work of Gregory Robin offers important clues about the relationship between sound, rhythm, and image making. This complex dynamic, almost biologic and natural, manifests in a kind of breathing rhythm, not unlike that of a clock. Robin paints sound waves, through which he aims at refuting nature's determinism by opposing it with an improvisation that articulates a freedom of creation through amplification of the wave. In a quest for the infinite, this sound wave is not simple; it is composed through the creative initiative of the artist as he records the sounds of his peregrinations in the virgin forests of Asia and South America. The sound wave thus recorded is amplified to translate thought and visualization.
With simplicity, the selected patterns of the work of Gregory Robin differ from traditional representations of sound waves. No human presence animates his composition, nor any details of the media: the framing is bodily tightened on one "threatening " wave. The thick pictorial matter arose vigorously through the brushes. The artist thus gives opportunity to feel the movement and energy of the wave. The palette of color explores a wide spectrum of shades from gold green, and muted tones.
Babacar M'Bow - Director & Chief Curator - Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) N. Miami