Skate Scape Robbie Hamilton- 4rth year BA Honors Fine Art student. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design- Dundee University- Scotland, UK. November-December 2012 (3rd year student at the time)
The feeling of skateboarding with speed is one of the purest feelings I have ever felt. As a skateboarder I obsessively use every aspect of architecture and structure. The interaction between the person, the skateboard and the architecture is brought together by motion.
The film conveys how a skateboarder interprets the landscape, seeing opportunities and possibilities others would not.
My name is Robbie Hamilton and I am a 21 year old, 4rth year Fine Art student from Dunfermline in Scotland. I got accepted into DJCAD from high school and started when I was 17 in 2009. I studied Illustration for 2 years but then decided it was too restricted and it felt like I was working for a publication rather than an artwork. I decided to change to Fine Art which meant I had to take a year out. On my year out I worked at a local DIY firm- working as a customer advisor in materials and general assistance. I still work at the store part time. I am about to go into my final year of art college working towards my degree. Such topics which interest me are the use of public space, motion, speed, architecture and skateboarding. I am currently writing my dissertation on the legalities of public space- who owns what space? At the moment my main medium is painting and sculpture. I use photography and film to document my work but my main outcome material is paint on card or cement and plaster.
Last semester I was lucky enough to get a placement with established Glasgow artist Toby Paterson which really motivated me and helped my work practice.