Bulls Eye

stylish moves

Dancing words

JAMAICA PROJECT

Super Villains

White Noise

Patterns

Found

Milkyway, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare


Jamaica Project explores the way in which modern Jamaica expresses itself through its dancehall and party culture. The result is a combination of purely text-based work alongside sexually suggestive graphics inspired by imagery that surrounds the scene. The work shows a culture where women are highly sexualised within a very male dominated dancehall and party scene. An interesting commentary on the dichotomy of Jamaican women's place within society, which often sees women in roles of both breadwinner and sex object.

My painting style is directly inspired by the traditional Jamaican artisan skill of hand painted signage used in advertising. As you travel around the island there are hand painted signs on walls, bus shelters and entire sides of buildings with a variety of messages ranging from what goods you can buy at local stores and advertising for local businesses to directions and adverts for local go-go clubs. But, like everywhere else, with cheap production costs modern digitally produced advertisements are fast becoming the dominant form of written and visual communication. Enabling a transformation in the way the culture is shaping its messages and portraying itself to the world. My hand painted style is a homage to sign painting which may one day become a thing of the past.

Combining my technique with messages surrounding Jamaica’s party scene opens a dialogue between the fast paced world of the new and an often rose tinted version of the old. Jamaica’s dancehall scene which has come under fire in recent years for it’s inflammatory lyrics is an integral and often controversial part of Jamaican culture offering escapism and entertainment to a population that experiences hardship on a daily basis.

Liquorish, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Bashment, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Dancehall Pick Up, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Tastee Cheese, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Heat Wave, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Bulls Eye, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Sexy Party, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Cleavage Refill, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Smudge, Acrylic on paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Ivanhoe Ragin Martin, Acrylic & Graphite on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Kinky Party, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm by Robin Clare

Dutty Fridaze, Acrylic on Paper, 70cm x 50cm by Robin Clare

Fish Tea, Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare

Slackness, Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare

Wet Dreams, Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare

Milkyway, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm 

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For availability and prices please contact Liquorish, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm


Bashment, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm

          Sold           

Dance Hall Pick-up, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm

       

Tastee Cheese, Acrylic on Canvas, 100cm x 70cm


Heat Wave, Acrylic on Canvas, 100cm x 70cm


Bulls Eye, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm 

Sold  

Sexy Party, Acrylic on Paper,100cm x 70cm

 

Cleavage Refill, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm


Smudge, Acrylic on Paper, 100cm x 70cm

 

Ivanhoe Ragin Martin, Acrylic on Paper,100cm x 70cm

 

Kinky Party, Acrylic & Graphite on Paper, 100cm x 70cm

 

Dutty Fridaze, Acrylic on Paper,70cm x 50cm

 

Fish Tea, Acrylic on Paper,50cm x 40cm

 

Slackness, Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm

 

Wet Dreams,Ink & Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm

 

Beach, Acrylic on Paper, 70cm x 50cm

Sold     

© Robin Clare