(b 1961Zimbabwe. Lives and works in Cape Town)
Dave Robertson's practice is concerned with the in-between spaces which are not immediately apparent. Where our so-called physical reality seemingly invites aspects of the metaphysical world to show themselves in the work.
"For these works I used my own archive of discarded prints and test prints, breathing new life into them by resizing them and bonding them to acid-free paper. This is followed with the chance-driven application of layers of paint over the bonded prints in the search for serendipitous confluences. In these kinds of works the process invariably has a major influence on the outcome."