Euan Roberts

I Want To Break Free

156.8 x 126.4 cm

Acrylic and Spray Paint on canvas

2019

Price available on request

Euan Roberts

Little Wing (Waiting For Jimi)

126.4 x 156.8 cm

Acrylic and Spray Paint on canvas

2019

Price available on request

Euan Roberts

One Hundred Million Angels Singing

156.8 x 126.4 cm

Acrylic and Spray Paint on canvas

2019

Price available on request

Euan Roberts

Be Humble

78 x 78 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price available on request

Euan Roberts

Previous exhibitions and projects

Solo Exhibitions
 

  • Set My Lobster Free, Pictorem Gallery, London, Jan 2019
     

  • Life Goals, Prescription Art, Brighton, Apr - June 2018

Group Exhibitions  
 

  • Shangri-La 10 Year Anniversary, Glastonbury Festival, June 2019
     

  • Random Acts of Kindness, Semi Skimmed Gallery, London, June 2019
     

  • Art Yard Sale, artrepublic, Brighton, June 2019
     

  • Group Exhibition, Waluso Gallery, London, May 2019
     

  • Semi Skimmed Group Show, Jealous Gallery, London, 2018
     

  • Moniker Art Fair, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2017 
     

  • Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London, 2017
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  • MIX - Summer Group Show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, 2017
     

  • Art Yard Sale, artrepublic, Brighton, May 2017
     

  • Blood, Sweat & Fears, OTHER Syndicate, Kachette, London, June 2017
     

  • Nu Blood, Bozboz Gallery, Brighton, Apr 2017
     

  • What A Time To Be Alive Group Show, OTHER Syndicate, Soho Revue, London, 2016
     

  • OTHER Syndicate Launch - Group Show, Vogue Fabrics, Dalston, 2015
     

About the artist

 

Euan Roberts is a London-based artist of mixed cultural heritage whose work focuses on imparting a feeling of optimism, hope and joy onto the viewer. Working primarily with paint on canvas and ceramics, his art is often upbeat in terms of colour and compositions but can carry equally unsettling messages. Having studied Illustration with Animation at Manchester School of Art, Roberts endured a radical change in his image-making process shortly after graduating; his detailed, monochrome rendered drawings were replaced with his now signature colourful, dynamic canvases.



Sources of inspiration


Roberts is inspired by life in all its colourful glory and this is reflected heavily in his work. He believes in the importance of taking action and he has a readiness for ideas which come to him from his wider surroundings. This can manifest itself in on-the-fly note-taking as well as tiny thumbnail sketches which provide him with inspiration for his future pieces and projects.

 

Artistic intentions
 

Roberts’s primary aim is to produce artwork that can ignite the sometimes dormant creative urge within the viewer. Further, he seeks to impart the sense of happiness that he gains from making art and inspire people to open up and allow themselves to also create. Confident that he has developed his own visual language, Roberts wants his viewers to see his work and positively shift the way in which they see the world.

Influence of Sounds

“Sound and music are integral to my practice. To know when a painting is finished and to be confident to let the art breathe is something I try to get from music. I constantly have music on in the studio in the form of a wide variety of different sounds and genres, and I often craft paintings that invoke the same emotions as a song. Live music influences my practice and inspires me massively. To witness the connection of thousands of people through music is something that I try to emulate within my own artistic practice.”



Going forward


“I think you that have to put fear to one side to go forward as an artist. Be kind and compassionate to yourself; if you show up to make something and it doesn’t go the way you want, don’t stress and be hard on yourself. For the viewer, I want my pictures to be visual mantras: lifting them up, dusting them down and telling them to keep going."