n De Arte - A life gently woven - Kevin Roberts (1965-2009) : obituary

Volume 2009, Issue 80
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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Only 44 years of age when he died, Kevin Roberts was like a shooting star, leaving behind a luminous trail which touched all those who knew and loved him and his art. He was known primarily as a painter and sculptor, but lately - particularly during his year of cancer - he worked on a series of delicate pencil drawings which related directly to his paintings. At about the same time he started to make furniture which far transcended what one generally understands under the term. The table he made from the wood staves of wine barrels, and around which his friends and family gathered to take leave of him on 15 August, is as beautifully crafted and detailed as his paintings. His furniture also emulates the exquisitely rhythmical and 'woven' textures of his images, and is immediately recognisable as Kevin Roberts' work.

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