Every thing In Its Right Place

Rob Sherwood

Rob Sherwood, presented by Federica Schiavo’s Gallery wins the Euromobil Group under 30 prize 4th edition Bologna Artefiera Art First, 30th January 2010. Robert Sherwood, British 26 years old, gains the 4th edition of Euromobil Group under 30 prize. The award established in the year 2007 by the Lucchetta Brothers, owners of Euromobil Group worldwide leader in the segment of systems production and furniture complements. Euromobil Group an important supporter of happenings linked with modern and contemporary art both in Italy and abroad. The artist who mainly captured the jury’s attention at Artefiera Art First has been presented by Federica Schiavo’s Gallery (Pavilion 18 stand D33) Robert Sherwood who was born in Bristol (UK) in 1984 since one year has finished his artistic studies by the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. His pieces are already part of important private collections, furthermore he obtained a nomination for the “Jerwood Contemporary painters 2009” and he gained the prize “Saatchi Gallery/Channel 4”. Sherwood arrives for the first time in Italy presenting his way of facing painting after four years of exhibition activity in London. The prize regulation which is opened to each kind of expressive language forecasts that the award has to be given to an under 30 artist, either Italian or foreign, whose works are exposed at Artefiera. The total number of participation requests for strictly under 30 artists which have been received by the secretary from International Galleries have been twenty-nine for a total of more than 40 works. All of them have been examined by the jury composed by Gaspare, Antonio, Fiorenzo and Giancarlo Lucchetta, owners of Euromobil Group, and art collectors such as Silvia Evangelisti, director of Artefiera Art First, Beatrice Buscaroli and Walter Guadagnini, art critics, Aldo Colonnetti, scientific Director of IED, Cleto Munari, designer. Jury ‘secretary Architect Roberto Gobbo. The jury has explained the reason of choosing Robert Sherwood work entitled “Every thing in its right place” this way: “For the originality searching and placing an abstract geometric modularity beside surfaces able to recall to more traditional atmospheres. The combination of these 2 elements, apparently in contrast, gives the painting a suggestive depth and a mysterious brightness.”