Robert Slingsby was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1955. He discovered as a small child both his
talent for drawing and his affinity for Africa in the form of rock-art and artefacts. After being an artist for
thirty years, there are few that can rival his focus, dedication and dynamism in the production of art.
By the time Robert left school he was ready to have his first solo exhibition at a prestigious gallery.
Against a background of disturbing politics and a need to further his education he left for Holland to
study at the Vrije Akademie in Den Haag for five years. He held over twenty one solo exhibitions in
Holland during his time there.
Over the decades various phases in his art can be recognized. Initially he may have been regarded as
a surrealist, inspired by the likes of Salvador Dali. Following that was a period of Hyperrealism. Back
in Africa he was able to rekindle his love of the African desert and rock art. Robert is an articulate,
colourful and knowledgeable man, whose creative courage has even influenced the style of everything
he surrounds himself with. Robert’s work is in collections, both public and private worldwide.
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