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The King Of The Bottletops in Bow

June 6, 2019
by the gentle author

Contributing Photographer Sarah Ainslie visited Robson Cezar, the artist known as the King of the Bottletops, at his studio in Bow where he contrives mind-boggling pictures with bottletops he collects from East End pubs. Robson showed off some of his recent works to Sarah, championing campaigns both local and global.

Along with many of the other artists at Bow Arts, Robson Cezar will be opening his  studio as part of Open Studios at Bow Rd next Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June. On Saturday, Robson will be offering visitors the opportunity to have a go and learn how to make your own bottletop masterpiece.

Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Save Whales

Bottletops from East End pubs

Photographs © Sarah Ainslie

Open Studios at Bow Arts, Bow Rd, Friday 14th & Saturday 15th June

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10 Responses leave one →
  1. Wendy Lowe permalink
    June 6, 2019

    Wow, wow, WOW! These are stunning. Love them. So inspirational. I hope he does another open day – I’m away for 14thand 15th. Kicking myself to have to muss this opportunity.

  2. June 6, 2019

    No ambiguity about the King’s thoughts on Trump.

  3. Stephen Baisden permalink
    June 6, 2019

    Love the “Trump Stinks” picture. I’m an American who is so ashamed of this THING that we have as President. My deepest apologies to everyone in the UK. Makes me very proud that my family came from London. God bless all of you.

  4. Jill Wilson permalink
    June 7, 2019

    Great stuff and great designs!

    I used to collect coloured bottle tops when I worked in a bar (along with the very useful large cardboard tubes which the rolls of catering table cloths came on!) but I never did anything with them to compare with the work of the King of the Bottletops.

    I will definitely try to get to his open day as I’d be interested to know how he fixes the tops to the boards.

  5. Jill Wilson permalink
    June 7, 2019

    And good to see he is supporting the Bell Foundry campaign…

  6. June 7, 2019

    At so many different levels Robson Cezar is an extraordinary artist. Recycling bottle tops to make art is in itself a statement about avoiding catastrophic climate change. Most artists would dread limiting expression through the use of a single material yet Cezar uses bottle tops with a facility that suggests a vast palette of materials. When I first saw his work many years ago I thought it was novel and clever but could not last. How wrong I was. He’s a bottle top innovator who continues to push boundaries with a vision of the world lacking in many artists. His elegant creations manifest the myriad of conversations that occur over bottles of beer. ‘Trump Stinks’ captures the times. His globe is precious but are we throwing it away in an orgy of consumption? I love photographs of artists in their studios. They sometimes provide hints on artistic practice. The careful organisation of his bottle tops shows the mindful and physical preparation needed to produce complex work that appears effortless. Bravo to Robson Cezar for being a bold rebellious artist who turns heads wherever his works appears.

  7. Jonathan César permalink
    June 9, 2019

    Belo Trabalho!

    June 9, 2019

    Um ótimo artista, conquistando seus sonhos!!
    Cada arte foi inspirado em algo incrível, trabalhos extraordinários.

  9. Marcia Howard permalink
    June 10, 2019

    How amazing. I love ALL the messages

  10. Junimho permalink
    June 11, 2019

    A beautiful Job!

    Robson Cezar is King of the Bottle Tops.

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