Born in 1965 in Derbyshire, UK.
Since graduating with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Masters degree in Fine Art Holography, Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. Shortly after graduating, he was invited to submit a landscape work to the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world.Robb is currently best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. The artist has recently begun to produce bronze sculptures working with the female nude, a subject familiar to him, using cutting edge modeling technology combined with historic casting techniques. This radical development is typical of Robb’s open experimental approach in making art, using any combination of tools and technology available to him.
In parallel to developing lines of enquiry around the nude and abstraction in his lenticular work, Robb is beginning to work on projects which investigate how we experience sound, and large-scale kinetic installations for public spaces, museums and galleries. For many, these new directions will at first seem uncharacteristic. Those who are familiar with Robb’s approach and what drives him as an artist will understand the significance of each project for him in testing possibilities with the lenticular medium, and creating new immersive experiences using three-dimensional imaging and cutting edge technology. This kind of experimental lenticular installation work is completely unchartered territory for artists.
Jeff Robb works in a variety of media including lenticular photography, painting, bronze and silver cast sculpture, reflection and transmission holography, photography, film, laser light and sound installations. The galleries here are representations of lenticular photography that use a vertical lens array to present a stereo pair of images to the eyes. They are 3D pictures without glasses. The screen images cannot convey the visual impact of the medium, so animations are used to simulate their 3D nature. While only eight images have been chosen for each gallery, there are many more images available in each series. Please visit or contact the gallery to see the full body of work. Jeff Robb is shown in galleries and art fairs around the world.
Royal College of Art London UK
1991-1992: Master of Fine Art Holography with distinction
1992-1993: Darwin Scholar at the Royal College of Art with extra year of study
1984-1987: BSc Leeds University
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
SAM Museum, Osaka, Japan.
Artificium Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
Washington Museum of the Third Dimension, USA
Unnatural Causes mural 2014
Chris Levine portrait of Kate Moss
Chris Levine portrait of Frankel the Great
Chris Levine portrait of Grace Jones
Chris Levine portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Hatter Chronicles – Multivision Director for 12 Episodes www.matthatter.com
Due At an airport near you 3D takes off as fine art’, Evening Standard
Jeff Robb is hot’, Timeout 14.3.12
‘Holography’, Times Educational Supplement 4.7.00
‘The Hidden Art’, The Creative Holography Index, 1995
The International Catalogue for Holography, Vol. 1 No. 1, Monand Press, Germany
Digital Da Vincis’, London Evening Standard, UK, 1993