I do love championing my friends and their escapades and this weekend I’ll be seeing my good friend Robert J. Railton‘s art exhibition in London. Robert and I first met many moons ago (I think 2012) at London Collections: Men (now London Fashion Week Men’s) in the little Topman sponsored pub. We ended up chatting for quite some time and since then we’ve headed to countless seasons and shows together.
As well as being an incredibly fashionable chap, Robert is also a talented artist and I had the pleasure of being the subject of one of Robert J. Railton’s art pieces before. Robert and I bonded over menswear and I definitely think we have become muses to each other in a fashion sense and so to become a piece of artwork was a real treat for me.
Robert is putting together an exhibition of his work this weekend before London Fashion Week Men’s starts – a fitting time to showcase his work. *Field Notes will be shown at Joseph Cheaney & Sons with the Private View on June 7th – 6pm-9pm.
I asked Robert 5 Quick Questions about his artwork in preparation for his exhibition.
What inspires you to create art?
Art is my voice of expression, communicating thoughts and words through a visual media
Why did you choose this specific medium?
The *Field Notes collection as a concept was to utilise found objects and recycled materials. Collage felt like the natural fit because it promotes the environmental message which I am passionate about.
Why do you think art and self-expression are important?
Because it underlines freedom of the individual in an otherwise faceless society of mediocrity.
What made you choose this venue for your exhibition?
Joseph Cheaney & Sons in Old Spitalfields E1 6AA are hosting my *Field Notes exhibition. As a British made Heritage brand, renowned for high-quality traditional boots and shoes. A natural synergy exists between the brand and my collection of quintessentially British compositions inspired by William Morris and the arts and crafts movement
If you could be commissioned to create an art piece for one famous person, who would it be and why?
I’ve always dreamt of designing a piece of art for a Pet Shop Boys LP sleeve
I can’t wait to catch up with Robert and see his work on display in such a fitting location. The exhibition will take place at Joseph Cheaney & Sons, 73 Brushfield St, Old Spitalfields, E1 6AA. The event will be hosted by Ian Bartlett with refreshments supplied by 40ft Brewery. *RSVP Required*
Robert J Railton’s private view of *Field Notes will take place on June 7th from 6pm-9pm. It’s going to be a great night so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible.
Check out more of Robert’s work here: www.saatchiart.com/rjrailton