Little Wing (Waiting For Jimi)
156.8 x 126.4 cm
Acrylic and Spray Paint on canvas
White wooden frame
Previous exhibitions and fairs
Set My Lobster Free, Pictorem Gallery, London, 2019
Life Goals, Prescription Art, Brighton, 2018
Shangri-La 10 Year Anniversary, Glastonbury Festival, 2019
Random Acts of Kindness, Semi Skimmed Gallery, London, 2019
Art Yard Sale, artrepublic, Brighton, 2019
Group Exhibition, Waluso Gallery, London, 2019
Semi Skimmed Group Show, Jealous Gallery, London, 2018
Moniker Art Fair, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2017
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 composition 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.
Roberts’s primary aim is to produce artwork that can ignite the sometimes dormant creative urge(s) within his viewers. 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 around them.
“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 or 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." - Euan Roberts