ROBERT MACH may not be as well known as his brother, sculptor David Mach. For over 30 years Robert has primarily worked on sculpture, installation and collage for his brother but during that period he has also consistently produced his own artwork, exhibiting in group and solo shows across the UK. Over the last few years the production of his own work has accelerated allowing it to become more developed.
Although working in a variety of media he has concentrated increasingly on expanding his use of foil wrappings. He utilises the brightly coloured wrappers from products such as the iconic Tunnocks Teacake to 'gild' sculpture and to produce 2-dimensional works.
He has Public Works in Leven and in the collections of Walter Scott & Partners in Edinburgh and Fife Health Board.
Over the last few years Robert has also organised a series of exhibitions for his brother, David, entitled 'Mach Goes Commando', at Lochgelly, Forfar, Stirling, Durham and Shetland. He also helped produce the work for these shows, raised funds for them, and helped with their promotion.
Oct-Jan 2016. TransFORM. Group show at RGU Aberdeen.
June-July 2015. 'Foiled Again' solo show, Meffan Gallery, Forfar
Feb-Jun 2015. 'The Real Face of Burns?' Group show, Robert Burns Museum, Ayr
Nov-Dec 2014. TransFORM. Group show held at WASPS Patriothall.
October 2014. Public Memorial to Polish troops at Leven. With David Mach.
January 2014. Work purchased for collection of Walter Scott and Partners, fund managers, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
December 2013. Forest Hill Festival, London Group Show
July 2012. Lundin Mill Primary School, Mosaic Mural August
2011. Exhibition of miniature collage. Solo show. Largo Arts Festival July
2010. Commissioned to produce a 'portrait of the workforce' JKF group.
June 2009. Installation of stained-glass window with Lochgelly women's group.
June 2009. 'Public Hanging', solo show Lochgelly Centre
From 2009-2011 he worked extensively on a large scale exhibition of work for David Mach. The exhibition entitled 'Precious Light', filled Edinburgh City Art Centre in 2011.
Currently chairman of Fife Polish Arts Society, and Lundin Links Festival Group.
Read more about him in this Blog: In the artist's own words: Robert Mach