Two Fold Project VI
4 December 2018 – 9 December 2018
“His work is often challenging and confusing, and a viewer unfamiliar with his sense of artistic ambiguity can easily be taken in – until they look again, and unlock the code, and understand both its serious intent and its playfulness. Robert poses his jewels as riddles – always brilliantly crafted – and in doing so asks some big questions about authenticity, about the idea of the bogus, and what after all is really real.”
Gerard Vaughan, “More Amazing Schmuck Stories by Robert Baines”, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009
Public collections: Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas.