Robin Fanner 

Master of Fine Art

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About me

A recent UCLan fine art graduate continuing to try and make sense of everything through image-making in all formats and occasional creative writing.

Primarily concerned with interactions derived from repetitive walking activities and their generated data sets to create varied work in series, requiring a long view to accomplish.

No single overarching theme dominates, preferring instead to be inspired by vital topics that come naturally and instinctively.

'135' emerged from and developed through the darkest period of lockdown when mankind appeared imperilled as never before. Nightly walks resulted in amassing a thousand photographs of discarded face masks, each edited to foreground the iconography of the mask against a monochrome background. As restrictions gradually lifted an enquiry developed into the persistence of former norms, and by extension that the original locations be re-found, matched exactly where possible and recorded as colour images. The resulting prints hang in direct opposition across a divide that promotes discussion concerning elapsed time of the then-and-now and potentially of personal loss or recovery.

Installation view of '135', UCLan Hanover Building, 2021

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'135' panel #1, TonerPearl ink on matt paper, 2.3m x 1.7m

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'135' panel #2, TonerPearl ink on matt paper, 2.3m x 1.7m

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Detail of composition on '135' panel #1

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Detail of composition on '135' panel #2

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Detail of photo image 17 on '135' panel #1

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Detail of photo image 17 on '135' panel #2

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Detail of photo image 186 on '135' panel #1

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Detail of photo image 186 on '135' panel #2

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Keywords: image-making, walking, series, data