Jamie Robinson  



Jamie Robinson uses the tools of photography for their immediacy and efficiency simultaneously allowing him participation and detachment with his subjects and the wider world. His work often portrays various levels of mediation or a sense of observing the observer. The photograph with the television on in the background, the boy at the sidelines of an indoor american football game, the mother photographing her daughter, all confound who's looking at who. Whether its Chicago, Marfa (Texas) or an operating theatre in Hertfordshire, the common thread running through his observation is a sense of detachment, loss and removal. The amateur American  football player changing into his kit in a deserted car park in Chicago cuts a lonely figure, just as the brutally minimalist concrete Donald Judd sculpture  in  Marfa Texas sits isolated in the landscape. In contrast 2 slideshow presentations on video monitors are populated with characters encountered in the photographer's travels and adventures, inter-cut with more intimate moments of his life.

Jamie Robinson studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, St. Martins and the Royal College of art in London. He has exhibited in the USA, Japan and Australia with work published in magazines and newspapers including Dazed and Confused, The Independent,The Guardian and Blueprint Magazine. He is the founding director of gallery Carter Presents  in  East London.
IBM, The Shirt Company, Hewlett Packard, The Guardian Newspaper, Boutique Magazine, The Independent Newspaper, Blueprint Magazine, Icon Magazine, Dazed And Confused Magazine, Contemporary Magazine, Miser  And Now Magazine, Mute Magazine, The  Ability Group, Imprint Designers, The British Council (Syria), Big Magazine, V&A Magazine, Powerhouse UK, Time Out Magazine London, VSA Partners Chicago, Riba Journal, Getty Images, Photonics, 

Selected Solo exhibitions

"Inside the Belly of the Beast"  Noshow Space London, Nov-Dec 2012

Jamie Robinson Apt Draschan October 2006

“Dark City” Zamoca Foundation  in association with UK 98 Tokyo Japan, June 1998


Recent  exhibitions

The London Art Fair Carter Presents January 2009

10  The Print space Hoxton London May 2008

Beauty and The Beast Fieldgate Gallery London September 2006

U Turn   a program of Video art at The Art Car Boot Fair  A Carter/Diplexcito production June 2006

Carter Presents at Apt Draschan Austria April 2006
Deck of Cards at 39 London including Tracy Emin, Bob and Roberta Smith and 54 artists February 2006
Prussian Blue Synthetic Seduction  at Carter Presents London November 2005
"Domestocity" Cell projects including Lee Maelzer, Franko B, Keith Coventry, Jamie Robinson, Daniel 
Jackson, September 2004
Campaigning Politics and Shopping, Curated by Bob and Roberta Smith, Unit 2 Gallery Guildhall University 
December 2003-January 2004
Britart Innaugural Group Show New Space London August 2002
“Gatsby” The New Lansdown Club Hackney ( 60 artists take over this working mens  club) April 2002
BritArt “Spring Break”  London March 2002
“Surface Tension” Jamie Robinson, Roger Kelly, Daniel Jackson at Cell space  London March 2001
“Counter” group show including catalogue at AVCO London January 2001
“Heart Of Glass” curated by Esther Windsor  at Mirror Gallery LCP London  October 2001
“Open Urban Picnic” Curated by Urban Strategies and Artery. Grovesnor Dock
Chelsea London. Photography installation
‘Im A Virgin” The Waiting Room, University of Wolverhampton, January 1999
Attache Gallery London Curated by Douglas Parks london November 1998
‘Junge Englische’ Kunstverein Galerie Graur Hof Aschersleiben Leipzig Dec 1997
Catalogue included
‘100% Love’ curated by Toby Mott Coin St London Feb 1997
‘Snuff’ Galerei Christa Schubbe Dusseldorf Oct 1996 catalogue included
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery July-Spt 1996
‘Some Drawings from london’ Kate Bernards London May 1996
‘The Robert and Susan Summers Collection of British Art,
Henry MooreGalleriies RCA Oct-Dec1994 McClelland Galleries Glasgow  Nov-Dec 1994 catalogue included
Whitechapel Open Whitechapel Gallery july -Sept 1994
“SS Excess” joshua Compstons Factual Nonsense Gallery London June 1993
Six Artists from London Kunstverein potsdam Germany july 1992 catalogue included
‘Metro 89’ Art Fest Antwerp Belgium July 1992
“Six Artists in Focus’ london Contemporary Art Fair London January 1988
‘Barclays Bank Young Artist Award’ finalist  Henry moore Galleries London Nov 1988
‘Whitworths Young Contemporaries’, Whitworth Gallery Manchester 1987
‘Royal Academy Summer Show’  Royal Academy of Art summer 1986 1987 1988

Published Work

Dazed and Confused February 2006 feature on Marfa Donald Judd Foundation
Contemporary Magazine December 2005 review for Sharjah Biennial
Miser and Now  8 page spread of images on Pleasure    May 2005
Blueprint magazine  June 2005 feature on Sharjah biennal photographs and review
V&A MAgazine  Simon Fisher Turner  feb 2004
Icon Magazine, Portrait of Tom Bloxham, February 2004
The Independent Magazine, portrait of Prince Buster the father of Ska January 2004
V&A Magazine, Nigel Coates November 2003,
Icon Magazine, Tom Bloxham Portraits December 2003
BIG MAgazine,  Chicagoland  published December 2003 "enthusiasm can be a weakness" documenting 
Chicago  fans passion for sports.
The Independent Review, Eddie Richardson  Portrait of the mafia boss turned painter. October 2003
Icon Magazine, August  Portraits  Tyler Brule
Mute Magazine, August 2003  "Summer of Love,IBM/Linux campaign"
work for Unicef calendar for 2004
Icon Magazine, July Issue 2003 Portraits of Peter Saville,
Icon Magazine, July 2003 Venice Biennial Diary
The Independent Magazine, June 2003 review and photography feature for the 6th Sharjah Art Biennal in 
the United Arab Emirates.
Contemporary Magazine, June 2003 Review and photography for the 6th Sharjah Art Biennal
Guardian Space Magazine, published in various publicationds between 1998-2001
Independent Newspaper, The Broader Picture ‘Harry Hill’s Hand’  January 2001
Blueprint Magazine, Book review  ‘Cream phaidon October 1998
Blueprint Magazine, Photo Essay and review Artstranspennine 98 June issue1998
‘Martha Meet Frank Daniel and Lawrence’ Banshee productions, 5 paintings used in
Art Galllery Film released May 1998
Powerhouse UK, contributing photographs in accompanying book Aspen and DTi April 1998
Blueprint Magazine, Contributor Y2k and ICA january 1998
Blueprint Magazine, Photo Essay ‘Dark City’ accompanying text Peter Ackroyd1997
BLueprint Magazine, 2nd Prize photography competition re-interpreting the built
environment Summer issue 1997
Artstranspennine 98, contributing photographs to accompanying book. published April 1999

Published in:

Time Out Magazine london between 1999-2002, Blueprint magazine London from1997 The  DAAD Awards 
2001, Guardian Space Magazine London between 1998- 2000, The DTI London,  and the Independent 
Newspaper London, Mute magazine London  2003, Jack Magazine 2003, . Independent on Saturday 
magazine 2003

Books Published

“Aishiteru I Love You” Jamie Robinson Photography book
edited by Michael Mack  published by Immprint, distributed by Art Books
International Spring 2002 full colour perfect bound hard back  89 colour images
‘Things To do by Age 18”, hard back perfect Bound colour promotional Book for
VSA partners Chicago (see DAAD Awards Book 2002) published 2001
Brondums Forlag, Guide Book to London published May 1999 20 writers artists

Awards and Scholarships

British Council Scholarship to Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, March 2000
Winner of the Time Out travel photography award 1999
British Council Award for UK 98 Tokyo Japan
Sasakawa Award  for
Winner of the Blueprint Magazine artist award  of "reinterpreting the built environment" 1997
Robert and Susan Summers  Award and Scholarship  USA 3 month scholarship to the USA 1993
‘Metro 89’ Art Fest Antwerp Belgium July 1992
“Six Artists in Focus’ london Contemporary Art Fair London January 1988
‘Barclays Bank Young Artist Award’ finalist  Henry moore Galleries London Nov 1988
‘Whitworths Young Contemporaries’, Whitworth Gallery Manchester 1987


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All images are copyright to Jamie Robinson and  may only be used by permission of Jamie Robinson.