Artists Statement by Cliff Robinson

Information provided courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery Library.

According to my self analysis, my nature has been two sided; a need for the romantic, disciplined painting (examples of which I am showing) and a much more basic and vitally important need for the creatively expressive painting upon which I believe the 20th century form can only be expressed. I no longer think completely in terms of the examples which I am showing and am convinced that the further the divergence from the hackneyed, outmoded and culturally (socially if you wish) destructive thought by time past may help us to see clearly into time future with vision unperverted by a tradition that has led us blindly into repeatedly stupid follies. I shall paint what I paint, I shall paint what I feel, I shall paint what I think and I will be at least honest!

         Clifford G. Robinson