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John M Robinson - Holofernes Finter gives a lecture on the demise of Richard Croft 1818

Oil on canvas, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

John M Robinson - Portrait of Richard Croft explaining Love's Labour's Lost to Holofernes Finter (out of frame)

Oil on canvas, Meadow Arts Commission 2012

John M Robinson - as Holofernes Finter

Performance at Croft Castle, Meadow Arts Commission 2012

John M Robinson

John M Robinson makes paintings of photographs and films that he has taken of performances he does in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. He uses painting as a tool to draw our attention to a single moment and has faith that the moment will hold inside it the whole great mess of a story.

Robinson always paints himself as a character; the prophet Jonah, the father of Hansel and Gretel, the time travelling artist Albrecht Durer, and now as two people, the demon librarian Holofernes Finter and his master Sir Richard Croft. 

Robinson has a poor memory and an over active imagination resulting in stories being half remembered, falsified and mythologized.