Stuart Robertson melds photograph film, digital media, hand blown glass and neon to create works that speak profoundly to the viewer.
Robertson has photographed some of the most iconic and powerful people of our time including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as celebrities including Ringo Starr, Demi Moore, Ricky Gervais, Daryl Hannah, and Micky Rourke. His work has taken him all over the planet, from Antarctica to Iraq, photographing subjects in every land he visits.
In the last year, Robertson has been named in the top 45 creatives by US magazine Origin, was lead story on ’60 Minutes’, is now a TEDx speaker and has been invited to HATCH (100 carefully curated thought disruptors and creative to a lodge in Montana once a year). His art project is making waves. Page Blackie Gallery is proud to present Stuart’s first exhibition in a dealer gallery.
“A man of adventure. A man of spirit. A man on a mission. A New Zealander who thinks and works globally and knows that ‘Kiwis’ can break down cultural barriers with the spirit of curiosity. Stu Robertson is a photographer, like his grandfathers before him. He is an artist whose deep love of humanity has taken him around the world with a simple symbol of peace.
Stu has embraced the power of instant global connection to create a living art work in which we can all share. He has described the moment of the click of the camera to me. When a subject holds the white rose. In that moment there is a transportation, where the subject becomes an artist lost in consideration of humanity’s potential for peace. Stu is also transcending and the camera does the rest of the work. The result is a series of profound images that enable our private reflection on peace and on the power of the arts.
With the blessing and loving commitment of his wife Semele, Stu Robertson has dedicated his life to this self-funded project. A brave human taking on the world with a message we can all be proud to share.”
– Simon Bowden, Executive Director, The Arts Foundation, Wellington, New Zealand