Jimmy Robert works with sculpture, film and installation, utilising different aesthetic strategies, from appropriation and abstraction to translation.
Transforming images into sculpture or film installations, Robert stages a dialogue between his body and its representation. Through his at once complex, and subtle works, he explores the limits of an image and language, and the gap between the two.
Jimmy Robert (b. France, 1975) lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from London's Goldsmith's College in 1999. Recent exhibitions include Jimmy Robert: Langue matérielle, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2012); Und das nennt sich Mann..., Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2011); Le bonheur d'être dupe (pas de deux), Art : Concept, Paris (2010); Reprise, Centre for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu (2009); Figure de Style, Cubitt Gallery, London (2008); and Art Now: Jimmy Robert/Ian White: 6 things we couldn't do, but can do now, Tate Britain, London (2004).
Picture This is pleased to present the performance consensus rouge noir (Bristol) by Jimmy Robert, in advance of an exhibition of his new film.