Jeff Robb, b. 1965
Since graduating with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Masters degree in Fine Art Holography, Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. Shortly after graduating, he was invited to submit a landscape work in to the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum.
Robb is currently best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. The artist has recently begun to produce bronze sculptures working with the female nude, a subject familiar to him, using cutting edge modelling technology combined with historic casting techniques. This radical development is typical of Robb’s open experimental approach in making art, using any combination of tools and technology available to him.
Jeff Robb works in a variety of media including lenticular photography, painting, bronze and silver cast sculpture, reflection and transmission holography, photography, film, laser light and sound installations. However, his represented galleries showcase his lenticular photography series whereby he uses a vertical lens array to present a stereo pair of images to the eyes. They are 3D pictures without glasses. The screen images cannot convey the visual impact of the medium, so animations are used to simulate their 3D nature. Jeff Robb’s collection is shown in galleries and art fairs around the world. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world.