Rob McDonald

My work combines both graphic sensibilities of a visual narrative through complex structured images generated through silkscreen, collaged paintings whilst building an interaction between colour and mark making. The makeup of my work is derivative of our social conditioning which controls our values of taste, aesthetics and judgements. It also attempts to question the changing face of British and European society from Social Housing and Town planning to our interaction within the nucleus of family values, looking at TV culture to the importance of play. My work attempts to mirror and expose snobberies and social stigmas by using simple graphic forms and images of everyday life as cultural sources. My work is built up through drawing, photography and found images with sentimental values developed through print and installation. In essence it is simple and direct; but one that can build an underlying network of form, structure, interlinking compositions thus reflecting my concepts and the subject matter.