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David Robinson: A Humanist Realist Sculptor

Vancouver-based sculptor David Robinson studied at Langara College and then at the Ontario College of Art where he became an Honours Graduate in the Sculpture Program. Robinson uses mixed media to create his works. His pieces often include psychological and mythological themes to illustrate the complex nature of human life [1]. He skillfully embeds symbols and imagery so that these themes are accessible to his audience.

Robinson follows a humanist realism style through which he explores the human experience. He analyzes this complex topic by sculpting figures that reflect humans’ relationship to the physical world; this is made possible by his mastery of the media and techniques he employs [2]. Robinson has sculpted both large- and small-scale pieces during his career. While he revels in the grandeur of having his large-scale works displayed, he also sees great value in creating smaller pieces since they can also provide commentary on the human condition [3].

Humanist realism combines two philosophies. First widely discussed in the Renaissance Era, the humanistic philosophy deviated from previously held beliefs—it emphasized the uniqueness, dignity, and inherent value of human life [4]. Robinson combines this set of ideas with realism, which highlights realistic, accurate, detailed representations, to achieve his own illustrious style [5]

Over the course of his career, Robinson has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His works are featured in establishments such as the Four Seasons Hotel Resort in Whistler, Painted Rock Estate Winery, and Vancouver General Hospital.

Winchester Galleries is proud to represent David Robinson starting in December 2020. Robinson’s evocative sculptures are exquisite additions to the gallery’s collection.

You can visit Robinson’s websites to learn more about him and his work:


[1] David Robinson. Retrieved 17/12/2020

[2] ‘David Robinson, the Conditional Figure’, Pendulum Gallery. Retrieved 17/12/2020

[3] ‘Small Works.’ Retrieved 17/12/2020.

[4] ‘Renaissance Humanism’, The Art Story. Retrieved 17/12/2020.

[5] ‘Realism’, Britannica. Retrieved 17/12/2020.

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