Over the past decade Robi Walters’ oeuvre has encapsulated the spirit of transformation; of taking discarded objects and by making them beautiful and revivifying their intrinsic worth.
Robi has just been appointed Aston Martin’s Artist in Residence. During his residency he will create innovative and provocative artwork from materials recycled from Aston Martin’s three production sites at Gaydon, St Athan and Newport Pagnell. He will also be collaborating on special projects with Aston Martin’s Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.
His mesmerising, colourful collages have enthralled many including celebrity collectors Thandie Newton, Stellan Skarsgård, West Ham’s captain Mark Noble, Usain Bolt and Major Lazer’s Diplo and Jillionaire. Music is a powerful influence and he has collaborated with several renowned musicians including U2, Mary J Blige and Sir Paul McCartney in order to raise money for charities.
In 2018, 2 Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge recently commissioned three pieces for his new London restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill in the Corinthia Hotel, including two bespoke table tops made out of menus people had saved as souvenirs. At the end of 2018, Channel 4 News aired a short documentary about his early years as part of their 'Lost Childhood' series.
He was nominated by The Telegraph in its ‘Amazing 15’ in the Arts and Culture section, named as one of the top creatives in the UK, before going on to win the “Arts and Culture’ category.