Playing in the Ruins

In April 2017 I started working on a larger scale on canvas, which allowed me to create and play with every more complex compositions. My fascination with civil engineering lead me to rediscover the art of the ‘cutaway illustration’ I used to devour in boys comics such as Eagle and Look and Learn which allow the viewer to have a look into an otherwise solid opaque object.. The use of this device also forms part of the basis of a collaboration with artist John Brown called ‘Working in the Ruins’. John and I are looking at ways to combine our interest in playful pictorial explorations of town planning documents, instruction manual, retro prototypes and .reconstruction.

Robbie Bushe is represented by the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh.