Rob studied at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated with a BA [Hon ] degree in 1986. Since his emergence in the early 1990's Rob Mulholland has created thought provoking, conceptual art installations such as 'Green Man' 1991, Glasgow which was over 300 feet long and made from over 300,000 re-cycled drinks cans. His current series of mirrored, reflective sculpted figures absorb their environment and reflect the constant flux of movement day by day.
His work explores the human relationship with the wider environment. His approach is not judgmental, more reflective and questioning about the ever-changing world around us. The human desire to leave a trace of ones-self for future generations has always intrigued him. It's a driving force to create and leave a semblance of our-selves as individuals and as a society. The reflective figures ask us to look again and consider the symbiotic relationship we have with our natural and man-made environment.
Each new installation adds to his visual dialogue. The themes of ‘sense of place’ and ‘ancestry ‘ persist in many of the works. In recent studio based installations Rob as introduced projected images over the figures. This new development in his work reflects his interest in the passing of time as the images projected are in slow motion. A single drop of water takes minutes to fall and disperse. The mood is poignant and atmospheric and allows us just a brief reprieve from the frenetic world.