Robyn Gibson "Tug of War"
Robyn Gibson "Tug of War" 2020
Charcoal and Black Tea on Canvas
Dimensions 28 x 35in
Signed on verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Robyn Gibson is an emerging artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville in 2014, earning a BFA in Painting and a BSBA in Marketing. In 2018 she graduated with an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Since receiving her MFA, Gibson has been developing her multidimensional art practice. She recently finished a seven month residency at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2016 Gibson started boxing and was inspired to incorporate it into her artwork. Her larger-than-life-sized bold, gestural charcoal figures on canvas present a lyrical style meant to pack a punch. Her ceramic vessels embody voluptuous curves inspired by her own figure. Her recent works inspired by her boxing practice convey a movement and force that has become integral to her work and signature style. Gibson claims ownership of her environment (both metaphorically and physically) through the act of taking up space and employing physical gestures. As a black artist focused on self-portraiture and the exploration of her own trauma, Gibson grapples with themes of black identity, the depiction, perception and value of black bodies, and what it means to be authentic.
Learn more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website. Painting