Robert Clinch's opalescent egg-tempera paintings and beautifully hand drawn lithographs are expressions of a seemingly realistic, but fictional world. These timeless images draw their sense of place and tactility from plein-air observation, yet have a singular, poetic intensity that moves us far beyond the simple rendering of real locations.
Clinch's realism is the accessible medium with which he speaks to us, about our loneliness, joy, humour and melancholy; about our yearning for loss of innocence, playfulness and whimsy; and observes the issues that arise from our impatience, injustice, negligence and the relentless consumption of the planet.
Many of his artworks have been acquired by major public, corporate and private collections; on occasions being commissioned specifically for them.
Current work can be viewed by visiting the stockrooms of his representative galleries; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art in Melbourne; Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane; Robin Gibson Gallery in
Sydney; and Hill
Smith Gallery in Adelaide, all of whom also welcome enquires by phone and online. Please click here for gallery details.