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Robi Walters @ The Exposure Gallery

In my last post, I met Johnnie Sapong from The Studio. He kindly introduced me to his friend Robi Walters, a talented artist and nice guy. His exhibition was at the Exposure Gallery and he gave me a personal tour of his work. I am interested in art that takes an everyday item that is used in an entirely different way to convey a message. In this instance, Robi smashes up his old vinyls then painstakingly arranges the pieces to form amazing designs. Some works are by one artist (Michael Jackson, David Bowie), others are a blend of styles that include Jimi Hendrix.

I had an interesting discussion with Robi as I suggested he add listening posts next to the pieces so people who had not heard the albums could connect on a deeper level. He said his mother had suggested this and thought he should include the original vinyls when people purchase the pieces – genius!!

Another piece I particularly liked was ‘Banana Boat’. It consisted of the banana designs from lots of banana boxes found at markets. These were arranged to make a banana boat; significant as it symbolized the first wave of Caribbean immigrants that came to the UK.

We chatted briefly about art, collaborations and pop-up shops and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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