Robin Smith and Richard Phoenix: Parallel

Join Robin Smith and Richard Phoenix for the live painting event ‘Parallel’

Saturday 30 July 2022

ActionSpace studio, Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson’s Row, London, SW4 7JR

Robin Smith and Richard Phoenix presented ‘Parallel’ a live painting event in ActionSpace’s studio at Studio Voltaire. The artists worked alongside each other, painting live for visitors in the studio and online to see their painting processes unfold. During the event, Robin and Richard invited others to participate, working alongside them online in a space for artists to create side by side. This was the artists’ first live painting event, sharing and presenting painting practice.

Since November 2020, Richard and Robin had been painting side by side online, sharing their ideas and practices. Working online gave them the opportunity to work alongside and support one another as painters through the pandemic and be influenced by each other’s artwork. Working side by side proved so beneficial that, as the pandemic restrictions eased, the artists continued online painting. This organic project evolved with the artists exploring working in person, in each other’s studio spaces, at Robin’s ActionSpace supported studio at Studio Voltaire and Richard’s studio at Flatland Projects in Bexhill.

For this live painting event both artists developed a new painting in the studio throughout the day. Robin and Richard also exhibited work in the Studio Voltaire artists’ Communal Space and invited visitors to come to chat with them about their practices.

View the digital exhibition Zoomin’ by Robin Smith and Richard Phoenix

Zoomin’ is an online project that records the digital artistic exchanges between Robin Smith and Richard Phoenix on the digital platform Skelf.


This project is made possible by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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