"The Pink Bear" By LUAP - Mankovsky Gallery

"The Pink Bear" By LUAP

by Jonatan Erlandsson

LUAP has exhibited alongside internationally renowned artists including Picasso, Banksy, Warhol & Hirst and is just getting started. Travelling the globe to capture breathtaking moments with his constant pink companion. We at Mankovsky Gallery proudly presents 9 works from his extensive career so far.

A skilled fine artist who dynamically fuses painting and photography, Paul Robinson aka LUAP, born in Grimsby in 1982, is fast gaining critical recognition and a celebrity following for his exciting work.
Working across various mediums his work hints at abstract expressionism infused with the explosive energy and bold colour of Pop and Urban Art. Exploring existential subjects within a contemporary feel his work stands alone in its composition and provoking content and subject matter.
His most iconic series depicts a pink teddy bear come-to-life and placed in the real world acting as a metaphor for discovery and exploration. The costumed figure – a striking motif in his work – exists between reality and make-believe, youthful innocence and corruption, leading a lifestyle that looks simultaneously enviable and questionable.
The use of the colourful anti hero and the way Robinson combines digital, graphic and photographic techniques have been acclaimed by purveyors of vanguard art ‘The Kids of Dada’ and supermodel Cara Delevingne. A collection of work featuring the Pink Bear was recently exhibited in a solo show at Andipa Gallery Knightsbridge and is currently on display at exclusive London members club, Home House. A Pink Bear print recently sold for three times the listed price at Christie’s on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust and has also confounded guests in a provocative, live installation at one of Berlin’s hippest hotels, The Moxy.
Robinson sells and exhibits his work globally, highlights include London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong & Berlin.