Alexander K-Robinson was born in Berlin but currently lives in Bristol. He works in various media, from painting and printing to sculpture and construction. Yearning for change, Robinson abandoned a career in psychology to pursue the arts”a change of direction which eventually led him to his present task of creating objects of art from antique books of up to a hundred years old.
Robinson prefers to use nonfiction books, e.g. popular science manuals and archaic encyclopaedias. His process is “leafing through each one, page by page, to find images which inspire me, cutting around images and removing some.” The overall structure of the book is left intact, however, and he also resists the urge to impose material sourced outside: “The final result is not merely a product of choices, but an invitation to the viewer to form his own storyline.”