Award Holders 2017/18

John Robertson

Abbey Scholar 2017/18

John Robertson is particularly interested in Ancient Roman wall painting. He has recently started incorporating torn wallpaper into the installation of his paintings, which expands his practice and allows for a consideration of architecture, making the whole space into a painting. He is interested in the way the frescoes have been worn over time to reveal the bare wall, where the receding paint looks like a torn paper edge. He intends to begin research at the Palazzo Massimo and Palatine Hill and to use the additional Rosa Lee travel grant to visit Pompeii and the Archaeological Museum of Naples.