Hedley Roberts Artist
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Ducati Boy 2014. Oil on panel 52x52 framed. Ive had this painting in my house for the past few years. It wasnt for sale because I enjoyed looking at it. Theres passages and ideas in it that Im still working on in other paintings so I referred back to it. As Ive said before I dont let paintings go out on sale easily; it takes me a long time to be sure theyre finished and to be ready to let them go. Ducati Boy is a painting of a handsome young motorcyclist from Kuala Lumpur. I made it when I was d
Skinned 2017. Oil on canvas. One of my favourite paintings. When I was painting it I was thinking about the false exteriors that we present to blend in fit look comfortable. Behind the eyes there might be nothing recognisable a darkness that we cant reveal. Of course theres always our context; the darkness of cultural political economic and societal oppression to cope with... a system that requires us to present well or be damned. #mentalhealth #socialmedia #painting #paintingwithatwist #painti
Awesome weekend! Swimming Sunbathing. Drinks on the sundeck riding with @siankatemooney Billy Childish at the new @carlfreedmangallery Margate catching up with very old mates riding out with Margate Throttlers gang @theragandbonemanuk @ridewithjools #diesel #sidestand hanging with all the bikers at #margatemeltdown2019
Burberry Cap. This painting has never left the studio and has only been seen in real life a by a chosen few. Im actually quite selective about what I let out. It takes me months to be sure that its right to get comfortable with the idea that people will see the actual work. I find it hard to let them go but then when someone loves it enough to buy it thats a great feeling. Working up to to showing some unseen works with @rune_christensen at @piermarqart in November.
Detail: I think this painting is now finished. Its been in the same state for 3 months with no change and I havent turned it to the wall. That usually means its finished. Starting to get it together for a November exhibition alongside the amazing @rune_christensen at the lovely @piermarqart in Sydney Australia. Super excited about this show. #sydney #artistsoninstagram #details #australia
Its not all about the art. Heres A photo of Logan Dog playing peekaboo. Logan has been to more art studios art openings and art fairs than most of my students. Hes not a art lover though he prefers the park or the beach. #dogsofinstagram #whippetsofinstagram #whippetcollie #whippetcolliecross #logan #hunting #huntingsquirrels #dog
Out on my baby. Its a 1985 Honda Magna V45 700c. Its almost 35 years old and has only done 14k Miles - 400 miles a year. The model first came out when I was 10 years old. I remember the adverts. It was a turning point in the evolution of bikes and the inline 4 cylinder. Great Japanese technology. This thing is 6 speed 80hp and will do 0-60 in around 3.5 seconds. Itll also happily cruise around town. #hondamagna #hondamagnav45
Nightmare Portraits series study. Untitled (Louise Fletcher) Oil on Canvas 50x50cm // This is one of a series of studies that Ive been working on in the background of my studio practice for quite some time. These are the darkest of my works and are usually made late at night. Inevitably ideas in these studies creep out into all my the other works. #nightmare #romanticism #visions #thedrugsdontwork #fuseli
Nightmare Portraits. This is one of a series of studies that Ive been working on in the background of my studio practice for quite some time. These are the darkest of my works and are usually made late at night. Inevitably ideas in these studies creep out into all my the other works. #nightmare #romanticism #visions #thedrugsdontwork
Hanging with Dante. Can you spot my influences yet? If you look askance at a Rossetti the light solarises off the paint application and reverses sections out. The image transforms conventional colour representation disappears. The gloss and matt of the medium can be seen. The brushwork direction finds a new equilibrium. Its as if there is another secret painting inside. Its a moment thats only experienced in the flesh of looking at the painting as a 3 dimensional object made of earthly material.