We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Finlay Robinson ‘We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full’ Proust

Work by Finlay Robinson
Work by Finlay Robinson
Work by Finlay Robinson
Work by Finlay Robinson

According to Freud, ‘Public self is a conditioned construct of the inner psychological self’. This inspired my exploration of the fundamental duality in all human faces, the disparity between the public, social construct and the private, emotional realm. I wish to obliterate the superficial exterior and to penetrate the real being. Instead of depicting a feigned happiness, my desire is to confront, revealing genuine passion and pain. The pressures of social expectation are embodied by the gel, a suffocating agent of distortion which evokes the troubles of the passage of adolescence, a voyage of rebirth plagued by suffering.

School

Sydney Grammar School

ARTEXPRESS year

2011

HSC year

2010