The Explorer’s Chronicle.



Justin Robertson presents 'The Explorer's Chronicle' June 2016 catalogue

Following on from 2015’s highly acclaimed “Everything is Turbulence’’ Justin Robertson presents a new collection of art, text, music and conversation.

“In many ways I think I’m looking back to my childhood where you instinctively knew that the imagination could be as much of a handy guide to reality as the pavement you inevitably fell over on. You can conjure up all manner of possible worlds just by imagining what they might be like – this is one of those possible worlds. It’s about the mystery of science, the joy of exploration and the importance of the imagination.

Set in a parallel counter factual universe where all the desires and needs of the population are anticipated and fulfilled by an entity called The Central Abacus; the people are ostensibly happy, but essentially they are stuck in an endless feedback loop unable to move forward, unquestioning and un inquisitive. One amongst the happy populace stumbles upon a collection of dusty sketches and fragments of text.

The weathered Chronicle he unearths describes a fantastical journey to a possible galaxy populated by bizarre creatures, where the expected laws of nature are turned on their head. This startling revelation could lead humanity to question all they have considered to be solid and concrete, spurring them on to cast off their lethargy and embrace the challenge of the universe: to seek wisdom, but never certainty.”

The artworks derive from drawings and sketches on paper. Through a high quality, giclee printing process the images are scanned and photographed, bringing to the forefront the strong tones, textures and shapes in each one-off piece.