Countdown to Launch & Exhibition: ‘Objects of Desire’

10 weeks, 10 Artists – Week 1. Robert Lang

Looking at Robert Lang’s painting’s makes me think of Walter Sickert or maybe Walter Sickert makes me think of Robert Lang. A painting by Sickert called ‘The Rose Shoe’ was apparently inspired by the activities of Jack the Ripper.

Robert ‘s…

‘Reference imagery is usually hoarded from the internet reinforcing a sense of remote observation and the tension of personal involvement.’

Sickert drew on the news coverage of the Ripper murders and in ‘The Rose Shoe’ more than a century ago creates an engagement with the viewer very similar to the atmospheric ambiguity of Robert’s small enigmatic apparently gentle paintings.

Ruth Piper

June 2012

See the ‘The Rose Shoe’ at the link below