Robin Friend is a British photographer dividing his time between a fine art practice and commissioned work..
In 2018 he publishes his first photobook "Bastard Countryside" with Loose Joints, a collection of 15 years of images exploring the British landscape. In 2021, still with Loose Joints, he publishes "Apiary", as he continues to explore the surreal and sinister haunting of the British landscape.
His work has been exhibited in galleries and fairs globally, ranging from Aperture Gallery, New York, Christies, Paris, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
© Portrait taken from the artist's Twitter profile
Presentation by Loose Joints: " Robin Friend's second book Apiary continues to explore the surreal and sinister haunting of the British landscape he first depicted in Bastard Countryside with an apocalyptic, nocturnal series flirting with notions of democracy and resistance. Apiary uses a cinematic lens to uncover the dark underbelly of Lewes, a town in...
.Sold out. Presentation by Loose Joints: " Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the bastard countryside: « somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures ». Friend's large-format colour images scrutinise these in-between, unkempt, and often...