Dave Robertson Photography - Professional photographer in Cape Town, South Africa

About the Abstract Art series

"Concrete trails Urban tales is a body of abstract paintings which developed from Dave’s fascination with the play of expressive marks and textures, visible on roadside walls. For months he photographed the scuffs, scrawls and strange shapes that usually go unnoticed, under bridges, alongside highways and on urban structures. This collection of ‘found imagery’ in turn inspired him to start these paintings.

Dave has an intuitive approach when starting a painting and he prefers not to have a preconceived intention or specific idea about the final look of the artwork. Using acrylic paint with muted colours and a wide variety of textures and finishes, he allows the creative process to run its’ course on the surface of the canvas.

Combining multiple layers of painted surfaces with abstract gestures and shapes, he shows evidence of ‘past activity’ and reminds us of the ever-changing, transitory nature of cityscapes. His engaging imagery and beautifully balanced compositions evoke an emotional response that is difficult to ignore."

further south 200cm x 100cm acrylic on canvas
untitled 2012_83cm x 110cm_acrylic on canvas
in between adventure 200cm x 100cm acrylic on canvas