Born in 1965 in Derbyshire, UK. Lives and works in London, UK.
"I'm trying to cross the barrier between painting, photography and sculpture…It's a completely undiscovered territory, but I'm trying to push the boundaries of it as a medium." Jeff Robb
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Master’s 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 into the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world.
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 classical 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.
In parallel to developing lines of enquiry around the nude and abstraction in his lenticular works, Robb began to work on projects which investigate how we experience sound, and on large-scale kinetic installations for public spaces, museums and galleries. For many, these new directions will at first seem uncharacteristic. Those who are familiar with Robb’s approach and what drives him as an artist will understand the significance of each project for him in testing possibilities with the lenticular medium, and creating new immersive experiences using three-dimensional imaging and cutting-edge technology. This kind of experimental lenticular installations is completely unchartered territory for contemporary artists.
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.