Woods, Rob

Bio

Born in 1949 Rob Woods studied art, specialising in Fine Art Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited in individual and group exhibitions, most recently as a member of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and the Norwich 20 group.
Woods' work over the last decade developed from an interest in how bureaucratic structures are often imposed upon people in the workplace. He then makes visual parallels between geological structures and strata of management. This led him to depictions of the individual pursuing his life through a linear time model. The unusual and the unintentional surreal moments of our lives feature in much of Woods' work.
In more recent work he imagines the plight of a heavenly being suddenly becoming human and learning about the realities of an earthly existence. Encountering new experiences in a range of different situations from the circus to cities and countryside the being explores his mortality.

Exhibitions

  • 1987 Rob Woods Book Illustration Solo exhibition, Riverside Gallery, West Acre, Norfolk
  • 1994 Painted Furniture, Lost Unicorn Swaffham,
  • 1995 'Painted Doors', Inca Gallery Shipley West Yorkshire
  • 2007 'Glimpses' Solo exhibition , Hobart Gallery Blickling Hall, Norfolk
  • 2008 Gallery Exhibition, Grapevine Gallery Burnham Market
  • 2009 Gallery Exhibition, Grapevine Gallery Norwich
  • 2009 Gallery Exhibition, @thegallery in Dereham
  • 2009 'Visions', Beckett’s Chapel, Wymondham
  • 2010 'Art of Norwich', St Benedict’s Norwich.
  • 2010 '20 Group', Forum Norwich
  • 2011 ‘Dance', Theatre Royal, Norwich
  • 2011 'Elements' Norfolk Contemporary Arts Society, Forum Norwich
  • 2012 ‘Twin Visions’, Forum Norwich
  • 2012 ‘Festival’ exhibition', The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
  • 2012 ‘Looking into 20’, Forum Norwich
  • 2012 'Norfolk Contemporary Art 12', Forum Norwich
  • 2012 ‘Vision 7 Reality’ , Norwich Castle
  • 2013 ‘Spring Show’ , Forum Norwich
  • 2013 ‘Welborne Arts Festival’ , Weborne, Norfolk
  • 2013 ‘Next the Sea’, Salthouse,Norfolk
  • 2014 ‘Now 70’, Forum Norwich
  • 2014 Norfolk Contemporary Art Society exhibition , Forum Norwich

Education

  • 1968 Foundation Course, High Wycombe College of Art andTechnology
  • 1969 Diploma in Art and Design Fine Art Sculpture, Lanchester Polytechnic Faculty of Fine Art, Covent
  • 1973 Post Grad Teaching Certificate, Hornsey School of Art, London

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Prague I, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)
Prague I, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)

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Prague 3, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)
Prague 3, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)

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Prague, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)
Prague, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)

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Friends, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)
Friends, 2010 (acrylic on canvas)

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Troubador, 2010,acrylic on canvas
Troubador, 2010,acrylic on canvas

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Blue Angel, 2014 (pencil crayon)
Blue Angel, 2014 (pencil crayon)

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Deserted Sunday,2011(pastel on paper)
Deserted Sunday,2011(pastel on paper)

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Troubadour,2010(pencil on paper)
Troubadour,2010(pencil on paper)

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Italian Soldier,2014(pencil on paper)
Italian Soldier,2014(pencil on paper)

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Prague Spiral,2012,(pencil on paper)
Prague Spiral,2012,(pencil on paper)

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Stop that Noise,2012,(pencil on paper)
Stop that Noise,2012,(pencil on paper)

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Circushenge,2012,(pencil on paper)
Circushenge,2012,(pencil on paper)

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Sleeper,2013,(pencil on paper)
Sleeper,2013,(pencil on paper)

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Rocks,2011,(acrylic on paper)
Rocks,2011,(acrylic on paper)

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Herd Instinct,2005,(photo drawn print)
Herd Instinct,2005,(photo drawn print)

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Rock Face,2011(acrylic on paper)
Rock Face,2011(acrylic on paper)

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Rock Surface 1,2004,(mixed media)
Rock Surface 1,2004,(mixed media)

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Freedom, 2005,(acrylic on canvas)
Freedom, 2005,(acrylic on canvas)

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Bored,2007,(oil and acrylic on canvas)
Bored,2007,(oil and acrylic on canvas)

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Slog,2005,(0il and acrylic on canvas)
Slog,2005,(0il and acrylic on canvas)

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Theatre, 2014,(pencil on paper)
Theatre, 2014,(pencil on paper)

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Origins, 2013,(pencil on paper)
Origins, 2013,(pencil on paper)

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Prague 5am, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)
Prague 5am, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)

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Prague 6pm,2016,(acrylic on canvas)
Prague 6pm,2016,(acrylic on canvas)

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A New Day,2015, (acrylic on canvas)
A New Day,2015, (acrylic on canvas)

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Starry Night, 2015 (acrylic on canvas)
Starry Night, 2015 (acrylic on canvas)

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Dream Car 1961, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Dream Car 1961, 2013, (oil on canvas)

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The Old Master, 2012 (oil on canvas)
The Old Master, 2012 (oil on canvas)

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A New Day, 2015,(acrylic on canvas)
A New Day, 2015,(acrylic on canvas)

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Men in Suits,2010,(oil on paper)
Men in Suits,2010,(oil on paper)

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Three Stoooges,2014,(pencil on paper)
Three Stoooges,2014,(pencil on paper)

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Marriage,2014,(etching)
Marriage,2014,(etching)

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Stop that Row!,2012,(etching)
Stop that Row!,2012,(etching)

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Stop that Row!,2012,(pencil on paper)
Stop that Row!,2012,(pencil on paper)

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Alone at Last,2013, (pencil on paper)
Alone at Last,2013, (pencil on paper)

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Car,2009,(oil and acrylic on canvas)
Car,2009,(oil and acrylic on canvas)

RWD3657595: © Rob Woods / Bridgeman Images

RWD3657597: © Rob Woods / Bridgeman Images

Madonna and Child,2008,(oil on canvas)
Madonna and Child,2008,(oil on canvas)

RWD3657739: © Rob Woods / Bridgeman Images

Film Italia,2012,(oil on canvas)
Film Italia,2012,(oil on canvas)

RWD3657740: © Rob Woods / Bridgeman Images

Ignition,2014,(mixed media)
Ignition,2014,(mixed media)

RWD3657741: © Rob Woods / Bridgeman Images

Bather,2017,( mixed media)
Bather,2017,( mixed media)

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Eve and Adam,2011,(mixed media)
Eve and Adam,2011,(mixed media)

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