A Yulia Robinson solo show with guests Diane Goldie & Caroline Sayer - The third show and the final part of the November Cultivate Columbia Road takeover is to be a solo show from London-based painter Yulia Robinson. The show opens on Thursday November 21st with an evening opening and then runs over the weekend of November 23rd./ 24th (11am to 5pm) at Shipton Street Gallery, London E2 7RZ
The brilliant late afternoon light you get at this time of year in Hackney and East London makes it rather difficult not to think about the Autumn eight years ago when Cultivate first got off the ground. one of the very first (rather rushed) shows we put on was a group show called Red and one of the artists involved was Yulia Robinson, it was our first encounter with Yulia, we found her via an open call (as we have done with many of our artists who have now become regulars), Yulia took up over half the gallery floor with a rather exciting rather red installation piece that still remains a Cultivate highlight, since then Yulia has returned, as a painter, on a number of occasions to take part in group shows in Vyner Street, over in Dalston at BSMT Space, at Shipton Street and that time when she exhibited two rather large painting at that one-off show at Coate Studios back in 2017 – a big group show called Interact that we managed to put on during the weekend that Coate was in transition and changing hands, the studios had just closed and it was about to be refurbished and converted to become yet another of those hot desk rent by the day spaces that have sucked up so much of East London.
"Yulia Robinson is an exciting painter, something about the energy in the marks she makes, the colour she uses, the ambition in her paint, the spontaneity, her blowing and dripping, her bleaching, her multi-layered paintings that involve both figurative forms and an abstract language, Yulia’s paintings are rich in texture, alive with personality, with commitment, with a vibrancy that comes with excitement of paint, the excitement of painting, of doing. Impulsive, physically expressive, sometimes unexpected, there;s a lot of movement in a Yulia Robinson painting" (Sean Worrall)
Yulia will be back with us in late November for a solo show as part of our latest month-long Columbia Road takeover I’m rather enjoying Yulia’s evolving style, her painterly development, her flamingoes, her corsets, her vivid colour, the energy of her mark making. For this show Yulia has invited painter/sculptor Caroline Sayer and extremely colourful textile artist/clothes maker Diane Goldie This being a Cultivate show, we can't put on a solo show without having a special guest or two, this is something we always do with solo shows, a small part of the space given over to other names, cross pollination is always important.