delmonte, a collaboration between Jason Robinson and Helen McMahon. As from December 2014 delmonte is changing name to Robinson & McMahon.

As a collaboration of two artists painting on the same canvas we are guided by reaction and response, not imposing rules or process, to combine our very different methods of using paint to create atmospheric, abstract paintings. A finished work exists as a result of all marks made by both artists, whether they are still seen, been obliterated or have just left a trace.

Our paintings usually show our distinctly different painting styles which have a dissonant harmony, a playful discussion, muted versus loud. There are times when there is no harmony or discussion but rather a full on argument and attack on each other's marks. A number of these paintings have been left to calm down over a few years and as we have become more considered of each other's actions, these battle scarred paintings have been salvaged. Sanding has bulldozed some of the blights but still left a trace, foundations that have been built upon and smoothed over, a kind of beauty from the rubble.

Our paintings exist because of the other; not necessarily bearing equal marks, but coming to a compromise, a resolution to find a kind of harmony.

Jason Robinson and Helen McMahon started to work together whilst studying BA Fine Art at The Cass School of Art and Design, graduating in 2011. When awarded the Vice Chancellor's Purchase Prize there, we decided to continue to collaborate, sharing studio space, music and arguments.

 


 

 

Group shows:

2017  AAF NYC; One Church Street Gallery,New York,U.S.A 

2017  AAF Hampstead; One Church Street Gallery, London. 

2017  AAF Battersea; One Church Street Gallery, London. 

2016  ING Discerning Eye; Mall Galleries, London. 

2016  Visible Traces; Frameless Gallery, London. 

2016  AAF Battersea; One Church Street Gallery, London.

2015  Under Milk Wood; One Church Street Gallery, Bucks.

2015  ING Discerning Eye; Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London.

2015  RWA 163 Annual Open Exhibition; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2015  Cambridge City Art Fair; Cambridge; One Church Street Gallery.

2015  AAF Hampstead; One Church Street Gallery, London.

2015  New Chelsea Art Fair; One Church Street Gallery, London.

2015 AAF Battersea; One Church Street Gallery, London.

2015 Winter Collection; One Church Street Gallery, Bucks.

2015  All Inclusive; Lisa Norris Gallery, London. 

2014  Islington Exhibits; The Gate, Archway, London.

2014 Bryant & Keeling Prize; Painting Now; One Church Street Gallery, Bucks.

2014 The Buxton Spa Prize; Buxton.  

2014  Sanctuary Gallery Open,  Northampton.

2013 Winter Group Show; Lisa Norris Gallery, London.

2013 Abstract Perspective; Lisa Norris Gallery, London.

2013 Ludlow Open; The Harley Centre, Ludlow.

2012 The Other Art Fair (Nov); P3 Ambika, London.

2012 Trace; Motorcade/Flashparade Gallery, Bristol.

2012 Resistance; Cranleigh Arts Open, Surrey.

2012 The Other Art Fair (May); P3 Ambika, London.

2012 The Door Prize for Painting; Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.

2011 Bodystudio; Rivington Street, London.

2011 Studio F9; The Chocolate Factory, London.

2011 Create A Diversion; The Rag Factory, London.

2011 The Cass Degree Show; Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University, London

2011 Awarded The Sir John Cass Vice Chancellor's Purchase Prize.
Work included in London Metropolitan University collection and in private collections.

Contact Robinson & McMahon directly at :


                                                 delmonteart@hotmail.co.uk


                                                 www.delmonteart.com


Selected work also available from :

                                                 www.onechurchstreet.com

                                                 www.modernartbuyer.com