Self-portrait

Avan Robins

Artist Statement
I like the idea of being stranded on an island where the only way to survive is to use the resources available in the environment. I am interested in how my imagination manifests itself within my day-to-day experience of objects, materials and environments.

Further Insight
Avan Robins is a 26-year-old, Filipino-Australian aspiring artist. He was born in Davao City and moved to Castlemaine in 2008 when he was 14 years old. Robins completed a Certificate IV of Visual Art at Bendigo TAFE before moving to Melbourne to study an Advanced Diploma of Art and Design at La Trobe College of Art & Design. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT Melbourne.

Robins was a finalist for the Agendo Award for Young Emerging Artists (2019) and the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award (2020).

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 45.5 cm x 45.5 cm

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