Fred Robeson


My work focuses on the impact the economic and political climate has on our urban and natural surroundings. Cities and nature expand and shrink, through war, natural disasters and loss of cultures. More and more though cities and nature are being treated as currency in an explosive market for natural resources or real estate value, disregarding its inhabitants. Refugee camps are turning into new (temporal) cities, cities are being gentrified and nature is still disappearing at an alarming rate.

The fragmentary architectural and natural elements in the work refer to the different transformations our cities and environments are constantly undergoing. Building, unbuilding and rebuilding our realm creating a gentrified world.

I exhibited extensively in Europe ao: at Dublin Contemporary 2011, Tempel Bar Gallery, Fluorescent Art Festival Soho, Royal Academy Summer Show 2014, Royal College of Art Graduation Show 2014. I made commissions for National University Ireland Galway, St James Group in corporation with Futurecity and the Royal College of Art and numerous private collectors. I am represented in the collections of the Royal College of Art, Office of Public Works National Art Collection Ireland, National University Ireland Galway, St James Group and private collections in The Netherlands, Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Israel, Italy, China, Belgium and Japan.


'Critical Mass'

Acrylics, Print and Gesso on Panel

165cm x 110cm




Acryilics, Print and Pencil on Panel

24.5cm x 18cm 




'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' (1/10)

Flatbed Print on Brushed Aluminium

22cm x 40cm



'Rebuilding 1, 2 & 3'

Concrete, Bamboo, Print and Acrylic

8cm x 8cm x 85cm


£900 each


Print, Acrylics, Cement and Gesso on Panel

110cm x 84cm



'Repeatable Spatial Objects'

Print, Acrylics, Concrete, Gesso and Panel

165cm x 110cm