Jubilee documents our changing times using broken down images and type from newspapers and magazines during the year running up to 2012. The work creates a stark reality of the world we currently find ourselves living in. Taking inspiration from the fanzines of the 1970's and 80's this work looks at the comparison between the Silver Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee. Thirty-five years later it feels like nothing has changed as we find ourselves yet again in a society of inequality, rising unemployment and depression. It's a window into a dystopian world where money has become a new god for our humanity to worship and the greed of a few far exceeds the want of many.
Will the youth rise up and create a new world? We are living in turbulent times and this work creates reportage on the build up to a prophetic year that has been expected to bring about global change.
Robert returns for his second show at Vyner Street Gallery