Mimi Robson : Inner Landscapes

  •   Just as water carves its way through the earth, leaving behind traces of its transformative journey, our internal landscapes are shaped by the currents of time and experience. By observing the patterns of nature, I study my own fluctuations and, ultimately, hope to find acceptance in the beauty of my personal evolution.

     
    This body of work examines the interconnectedness of our own inner landscapes with the external world, drawing parallels between coastal forms and the internal terrains of feelings, fears, dreams and delusions. Each piece is imbued with a sense of fragility and flow, inviting viewers into personal moments of self-reflection.
     
    The collection features a variety of processes; etchings, mono prints and drawings. Each process evokes a different state of presence as I work; a meticulous precision for etching, a fluidity for spontaneous mono prints, and a gentle playfulness for drawing. And so the collection itself explores the many aspects of Self I possess and traverse. 
     
    There is a physicality and roughness to etching; beating, burning and eroding, but there is also a delicacy. Sensitivity for the contours of the plate, the consistency of ink, the dampness of the papers and the strain of the press. This traditional practice of etching involves carefully drawing intricate designs onto a copper plate, eroding the metal with floods of acid. The plate is then inked and gently wiped to remove excess, leaving behind only what has been captured within the fine grooves. Then the plate is pressed onto fine paper, transferring the image with precision. The focus, careful contemplation and patient nature of copper plate etching creates works which have a refined and delicate quality. They have an intimacy to them, asking viewers to slowly explore the subtle nuances and textures within each composition.
     
    In contrast, mono printing is fluid and fleeting. Ink is applied with immediacy and intuition to a smooth surface, and then directly transferred to paper. Each mono print is unique and imbues the collection with an expressive and ephemeral energy. 
     
    Whether etching or mono print, the work slowly reveals itself to me when it passes through the press. This moment of discovery allows me to find new perspectives and ways of understanding my own expression.
     
     
  • Artworks
    • Mimi Robson Shaed by passing days, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaed by passing days, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaed by passing days, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by a force, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by a force, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by a force, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by another, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by another, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by another, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by patience, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by patience, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by patience, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by shadow, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by shadow, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by shadow, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by tides, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by tides, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by tides, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by water, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by water, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by water, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson Shaped by wind, 2023 Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper 15 x 15 cm 35 x 35 cm (framed) 1/1
      Mimi Robson
      Shaped by wind, 2023
      Monoprint with chin cole on Somerset satin paper
      15 x 15 cm
      35 x 35 cm (framed)
      1/1
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by wind, 2023
      £ 250.00
    • Mimi Robson, Deep Distance (balance), 2023
      Mimi Robson, Deep Distance (balance), 2023
    • Mimi Robson, Shaped by honesty, 2023
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by honesty, 2023
    • Mimi Robson, Shaped by light, 2023
      Mimi Robson, Shaped by light, 2023
    • Mimi Robson What is the moonlight for?, 2023 Etching on kozo 49 x 30 cm 73 x 54 cm (framed) 1/10
      Mimi Robson
      What is the moonlight for?, 2023
      Etching on kozo
      49 x 30 cm
      73 x 54 cm (framed)
      1/10
      Mimi Robson, What is the moonlight for?, 2023
      £ 910.00
    • Mimi Robson, Where is the edge of the sea, a cloud, or a thought?, 2023
      Mimi Robson, Where is the edge of the sea, a cloud, or a thought?, 2023
    • Mimi Robson, Energies 01, 2023
      Mimi Robson, Energies 01, 2023
    • Mimi Robson, Energies 02, 2023
      Mimi Robson, Energies 02, 2023
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  • Overview

    The essence of printmaking, for me, is about touch. There is a physicality and roughness to etching; beating, burning and eroding, but there is also a delicacy. Sensitivity for the contours of the plate, the consistency of ink, the dampness of the papers and the strain of the press. When I etch I am totally present in the process; the variations of temperatures and the pressure of each touch and gesture. I must work along a very fine line of being discipled and relinquishing control - understanding and accepting the volatile outcome as metal reacts with acid. Within this balance I find real contentment.

     

    All of my etchings are produced on copper and premium Somerset Satin Printmaking paper. As with all etchings, there is the ability to re-print and edition my images, yet I chose to limit my editions. Some of my work is composed from very sensitive and delicate bites, marks and aquatints, and so their editions may be limited to just 2 or 3 prints

    Born in Somerset in 1991, Mimi gradated from Falmouth University in 2013 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Since then she has worked alongside renowned Printmaker John Howard. Specialising in both Etching and Mono Printing, Mimi creates collections of work that balance of discipline and spontaneity.

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