Peter Lyell Robinson
Lyell is the working name of Peter Lyell Robinson. Born in 1962 in Australia, he and his wife live in Somerset, England. He is a member of The Royal Society of British Sculptors. He works in bronze, stone and stainless steel.
A predominant theme of Lyell's expressionist art is the female figurine. These sculptures correspond to a classical style, but the reduction to the 'essential' represents a search for the origin. In his work, the emotional pitch is produced by the omissions, distortions and exaggerations. The subject is intensified by the inner attributes at the expense of its outer attributes, and - for the artist - the 'whole' is resolved in a harmony that belies the distortion of the parts. The result is an absoluteness; the sculpture does not speak beyond herself. She is self-contained.
Within the last several years, Lyell has been exploring more abstract expressions in stone, as found in his Loch Fyne series and Natural State series, which challenge the concepts of permanence and perfection.