Peter Robinson is an artist.
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New Zealand artist, Peter Robinson’s work is historically known for its critical exploration on issues of identity and ethnicity. Originally trained as a sculptor, Robinson’s work expands beyond sculpture into drawing, painting and other media. He has continually shifted tack throughout his career in his use of materials and techniques and the content he addresses. Robinson’s early works were concerned with personal and racial issues as he analysed and responded to his part-Maori heritage. His more recent work has shifted from this rhetoric and the weight of interpretation, to explore and celebrate the materiality of the mediums he works with.

Robinson has exhibited extensively internationally, exhibitions of note include: Ack, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 2006; The Humours, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery, 2006; Three Colours (with Gordon Bennett) at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2004-2005; bi-polar, 49th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2001; Divine Comedy, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2001; Superman in Bed – Collection Schürmann Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie’, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany, 2001.

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Deflation Theory
2004
Felt installation
Dimensions variable