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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: The Concavity

Meet Robert Josiah Bingaman and his magnificent technicolor paintings

Posted by Holly Wilkins,

Backed by sombre, haunting skies, these incredible paintings are part of an ongoing series called The Race by artist Robert Josiah Bingaman. Robert paints a surreal world where nature is juxtaposed against human built objects, both dappled with bright, rich colours. The body of work is accompanied by a quote form W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn: “It is difficult to imagine the depths of despair into which those can be driven who, even after the end of the working day, are engrossed in their intricate designs and who are pursued, into their dreams, by the feeling they’ve got hold of the wrong thread.”

Maybe Robert is trying to find something amongst every-day environments like Sebald’s novel based around his trip to Suffolk. What we do know is that these paintings have brought beauty to the ordinary, even to the tennis court.

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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: Every Wichita Dusk

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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: That Long in Darkness Pined

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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: Death’s Surrounding Night

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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: The Concavity

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    Robert Josiah Bingaman: Trex Southwest

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Posted by Holly Wilkins

Holly worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at Leeds University and working in the PR industry in Los Angeles for a short period. She wrote for the site between March and May 2013.