New Exhibition at the Hidden Wardrobe: Untitled 2 (Grinder) by Robin Price

A new exhibition has been launched at the Hidden Wardrobe on Old Northam Road.

Untitled 2 (Grinder) by Robin Price is a two part installation of new sculptural work by the local emerging artist.

Robin graduated from Solent University in 2017. Since leaving, he’s become an integral part of the RIPE graduate programme, both as a technician and an exhibiting artist. Robin is interested in space and volume; his practice explores different ways of measuring space beyond a numerical value. He builds simple, geometric sculptures and installations, working with ordinary materials such as string, paper, plaster, wood and wire.

We spoke to Robin about his most recent installation below:

“After the success of our latest virtual exhibition, Homemade Mango Chutney and exploring how I could make artwork in the digital realm, I have created over a 100 folded cubes in an attempt to measure the physical space in the windows of the Hidden Wardrobe.

Each cube is made up of 12 individual folded units, each unit slots together to create one cube. For me the repetitive process of folding over 1200 sheets of paper distracts from the wider chaos that is happening around the world. The work isn’t just about experimenting with the idea of measuring spatial quantities, it’s also a measure of my time through lockdown. The other window contains a café-style coffee grinder that I have taken apart and suspended within the space.

These two separate works play against each other – the grinder portraying the inner density of an object in exploded view and the cubes being uniform in design to mark out the space.”

You can visit the exhibition by taking a stroll down Old Northam Road any time. The exhibition is in the beautiful bay windows of the Hidden Wardrobe and can be enjoyed 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Visit our other (online) exhibition, Homemade Mango Chutney, to see more of Robin’s work, plus the work of 18 other RIPE artists. Simply follow the link below:

 

Homemade Mango Chutney