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My Lonely Robots Experiencing The Quiet Wonder Of The World
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My Lonely Robots Experiencing The Quiet Wonder Of The World

I don’t recall where the idea to paint these robots came from but since the first that I painted, back in 2006, I’ve been fascinated by them and the world they inhabit.

My name is Matt Dixon. I’m a busy freelance illustrator working in the games industry. When I’m not painting angry goblins or weird alien slugs, you might think that I’d like to get away from the computer but no. When it’s time to relax, nothing soothes my mind and calms my nerves like retreating into the world of my robots.

There’s something very restful about losing myself in these paintings. They’re rarely planned. When I’m in the mood, I just sit down and they just seem to happen. That’s partly why I named my first book collecting this artwork ‘Transmissions’ as the images ometimes feel as if they’ve been transmitted into my brain from somewhere else!

More rewarding than the painting process itself is experiencing the reaction that these paintings attract. Some of them conjure the most wonderful responses and emotions, often quite unlike that which I had planned. People often describe them as sad. I don’t really see them that way. Melancholy perhaps. Maybe they’re lost, but I see them trying to make sense of the quiet wonder around them. I think that’s something we can all relate to. A  campaign for a second collection of robot art is underway.

More info: mattdixon.co.uk | Kickstarter

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LeslieNeal
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6 years ago

These paintings would be great story starters, especially for kids. If you have a kid, try sitting down with them and looking at these one at a time, and let your child come up with a backstory that led the robot to that scene. I do that with my little niece in art museums, but it would be much easier and more fun to do with these robots.

JeanneDeaux
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6 years ago

These paintings are gorgeous but it's so sad that they are lonely. Give them a friend like a bunny or a squirrel!!! (or I'll cry my eyes out T_T)

GregOsborne
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6 years ago

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Yes, because bunnies and squirrels make for better art.

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DandelionWine
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6 years ago

I'm in lo ve with your robots. They're adorable. I would like to sit with them and contemplate the world around us.

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LeslieNeal
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6 years ago

These paintings would be great story starters, especially for kids. If you have a kid, try sitting down with them and looking at these one at a time, and let your child come up with a backstory that led the robot to that scene. I do that with my little niece in art museums, but it would be much easier and more fun to do with these robots.

JeanneDeaux
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6 years ago

These paintings are gorgeous but it's so sad that they are lonely. Give them a friend like a bunny or a squirrel!!! (or I'll cry my eyes out T_T)

GregOsborne
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6 years ago

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Yes, because bunnies and squirrels make for better art.

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DandelionWine
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6 years ago

I'm in lo ve with your robots. They're adorable. I would like to sit with them and contemplate the world around us.

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