Paul Robinson, known professionally as LUAP, is a British contemporary artist. A skilled fine artist who dynamically fuses painting and photography, Paul Robinson, aka LUAP, born in Grimsby in 1982, is quickly gaining critical recognition and attracting a celebrity following for his exciting work. Working across various mediums, his work hints at abstract expressionism infused with the explosive energy and bold color of pop and urban art. Exploring existential subjects within a contemporary field, his work stands alone with its composition, provoking content and subject matter.
His most iconic series depicts a pink teddy bear which has come to life, placed in the real world acting as a metaphor for discovery and exploration. The costumed figure – a striking motif in his work – exists between reality and make-believe, youthful innocence and corruption, leading a lifestyle that looks simultaneously enviable and questionable.
Robinson sells and exhibits his work globally; highlights include London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Berlin. He has exhibited alongside internationally renowned artists including Picasso, Banksy, Warhol, and Hirst at Andipa Gallery Knightsbridge and created large bespoke artworks for exclusive London members club, Home House. A Pink Bear print recently sold for three times the listed price at Christie’s on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust. GoSee : instagram.com/luap & https://www.luapstudios.co.uk