PhD (Painting) Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan 2010 M.A (Painting) The Royal College of Art, London, UK. B.A (Hons) (Fine Art) Nottingham Trent University of Art & Design, UK 1996
Beneath The Skin of The World
My creative work investigates what the role of contemporary landscape, human perception, surface and materiality articulates in the age of increasing virtuality. Drawing from research in a range of disciplines including landscape theory, media archeology, speleology, optics and Japanese studies, I create complex spaces where the materiality of surfaces and the materiality of the world interconnect and achieve a coextensive and interdependent relationship. The convergence of painting, installation, moving image and architectural installation enables me to create composite and divergent experiences and understandings of differential materiality in our perception and interface with environment.
Born in London, Robert Platt is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stamps School of Art and Design, (The University of Michigan) he lives in Ann Arbor, MI