D J ROBERTS
D J ROBERTS
Oil on paper, 29.5 x 21cm
'In the age of the e-book, the image of the traditional book as an object of aesthetic appeal, and as a metaphor for knowledge, has become increasingly potent.'
D J Roberts is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Amongst his solo exhibitions are Half Built Edges (Lounge, London, 2007), Rosebery Gardens (Lounge at London Art Fair, London, 2006), Point Blank (Lounge, London, 2005), Another Such Place (Lounge, London, 2004), and What Is It About The Place? (Lounge, London, 2003).
Roberts has also participated in numerous group shows throughout the UK and abroad, which include Hello, Goodbye (Lethaby Gallery, London, 2011), Rhizomatic (Departure Gallery, Southall, 2010), Be Careful What You Wish For (Space Station 65, London, 2010), The Peckham Experiment (Camberwell Space, London, 2009), Mill (Monika Bobinska, London, 2009), The Royal Republic (Master Piper, London, 2009), Awopbopaloobop (Transition Gallery, London, 2008), ’00 Nature (Contemporary Art Projects, London, 2008), Aqua Art (Lounge at Aqua Hotel, Miami, USA, 2007), Driven (Fieldgate Gallery, London, 2007), Disposable Fetish (The Nunnery, London, 2007), RCA Secret (Royal College of Art, London, 2006), Sensuous Panorama (Lounge, London, 2006), Selections from the Collection (Foster Art, London, 2005), Mostyn 15 (Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, 2005), Sixteen (Royal Brompton Hospital, London/Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge, 2005), Moral Plinth (Beaconsfield, London, 2004), Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting – Contemporary British Painting Part 1 (selected by Gary Hume RA) (Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, 2004), Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003 (Jerwood Space, London and tour, 2003), Mostyn 13 (Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, 2003), The Library of Unwritten Books (Caroline Jupp and Sam Brown, Pump House Gallery, London, 2002), The Art of Words (Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, 2002), London-Bulgaria (State Gallery / Romfeia Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and London College of Printing, London, 2002), and Shoot (Ann-Marie LeQuesne, Tate Britain, London, 2001).
For further information about his work, a calendar of exhibitions, and a bibliography, see D J Roberts' website: http://www.djroberts.org.