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For Daniel Crews-Chubb’s first exhibition at Roberts Projects we are proud to present Chariots, Beasts and Belfies. Crews-Chubb makes compelling works that employ a traditional expressionistic, painterly language amid a conceptual framework investigating the potency of the iconic image and the dramatic dynamism of historic and contemporary visual repetition.  Wrestling with his primary influences of ethnographic art, ancient rituals, social media and Modernism’s artistic legacies, he creates organically progressive quasi-figurative paintings in series which rely on a group of constructed historic or mythic characters for the work’s physical structure and implied narrative, but are primarily conduits for abstract mark making, in what Matthew Collings has called “a musical abstraction of textures and contrasting positive and negative space.”

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Hanuman (white arm), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, ink, pastel and collaged fabrics on canvas
63 x 47.5 in (160.0 x 120.7 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Belfie (green and pink), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, ink, coarse pumice gel, pastel and collaged fabrics on canvas
63 x 47.5 in (160.0 x 120.7 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Zumbi and Belfie (LA), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, ink, pastel and collaged fabrics on canvas
63 x 47.5 in (160.0 x 120.7 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Chariot (red orange green), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, ink, charcoal, coarse pumice gel, sand, and collaged fabrics on canvas
78.75 x 141.75 in (200 x 360 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Zumbi and Belfie (cherry blossom), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, ink, pastel and collaged fabrics on canvas
63 x 47.5 in (160 x 120 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Lion (blue mane), 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, ink, coarse pumice gel, sand, wire mesh, pastel and collaged fabrics on canvas
53.12 x 70.88 in (134.9 x 180.0 cm)

Daniel Crews-Chubb

Beasts with Headdresses, 2018
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, ink, pastel, charcoal, sand, coarse pumice gel and collaged fabrics on canvas
63 x 141.75 in (160 x 360 cm)