Paul Robinson, known professionally as LUAP is a British contemporary artist.
Exploring existential subjects within a contemporary narrative his work stands alone in its composition and provoking content and subject matter.
His most iconic series depicts a Pink Bear come-to-life and placed in the real world acting as a metaphor for discovery and exploration. The costumed figure – a striking motif in his work – exists between reality and make-believe, youthful innocence and adult corruption, leading a lifestyle that looks simultaneously enviable and questionable.
His painted artworks hint at abstract expressionism infused with the explosive energy and bold colour of Pop and Urban Art.
"The complexity of Robinson’s imagery and overlaying of pattern has been informed by the work of Robert Rauschenberg. Robinson paints a world, which joins Christopher Wool’s fabric paintings with a 1970’s Peter Phillips pop landscape. These images are reminiscence of dream sequences from 1960’s films; a drug trip depicted in solarisation photography where the image recorded is wholly or partially reversed in tone.” Martin Maloney