Pink Bear

‘The Pink Bear’ has transformed a distant childhood memory of mine, by removing the bear from the context of a family portrait -  which remained for years in my mother’s bedroom draw -  and placing it into surroundings similar to that of a real bear.

In the forest the bear is no longer a mascot for a theme park or TV show but becomes a mystical figure of a fantasy make believe world. The Pink Bear is not a man in a costume, it is an alter ego. The partially costume dressed figure is the transformation between reality and make believe, innocence and corruption. The pink bear has a whimsical sense of playfulness through its association with childhood memories, yet remains firmly attached to adulthood through the tainted surfaces that surround the character in the abstract spaces of the paintings. 

Elizabeth Hurley and The Pink Bear

Launch Party Of Holiday House London

The Pink Bear made a guest appearance alongside Elizabeth Hurley for the VIP launch party of Holiday House London.

Elizabeth Hurley and The Pink Bear

Elizabeth Hurley and The Pink Bear at Holiday House

The Pink Bear made it into the celebrity section of the daily mail when he was photographed alongside Elizabeth Hurley.

Surface Deep

Surface Deep

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Resin on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Surface Deep

Stick Um Up

Stick Um Up - Exhibition

Well Hung are delighted to announce a group ‘paste up’ exhibition with artists; A.CE, Ben Rider, Donk, Hin, Luap, My Dog Sighs, Pablo Delgado and Shuby. 

Holiday House - Charity

I have worked with several cancer charities, both as an Artist and as a Creative Director. This is the second time I have worked with a charity which focuses on women with breast cancer, which is something close to my heart.

Home Is A Feeling

Street Art Supporting Animal Welfare in the UK

Home Is A Feeling - Platinum Edition of 10

Home Is A Feeling - Platinum Edition of 10

The Pink Bear, 2016, Acrylic & Screen Print on Velvet Somerset Grey 280gsm, 56cm x 76cm, Prints

Home Is A Feeling - Unique Series of 30 + 10 Special Editions

Street Art For Street Kids

Street Art For Street Kids

The limited edition Pink Bear scarf “Recollection Of Innocence” created to raise money for disadvantage street children, has sold out

Home House - The Pink Bear Room

Home House - The Pink Bear Room

The Pink Bear received so much love at Home House, they commissioned me to paint it directly onto the Georgian townhouses walls in elegant Portman Square.

I ♥ Day Dreaming - Mural at Home House, London

I ♥ Day Dreaming - Mural at Home House, London

The Pink Bear, 2017, Acrylic and Aerosol on wall, 800cm x 500cm, Murals

The Pink Bear received so much love at Home House, they commissioned me to paint it directly onto the Grade 1 listed building.

Recollection Of Innocence

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Rarer Than A Unicorn - Pink Bear painting by artist Paul Robinson

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

P-P-P-Penguins

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear surfing in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pingu Meets Pink Bear

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear surfing in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pink Bear surfing in Cape Town, South Africa

Surfer Bear

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear surfing in Cape Town, South Africa.

I Dream Of YOu

I Dream Of You

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear in South America in what appears to look like another planet

Pink Bear at OXO tower

A Pink Spectrum at OXO Tower

I was invited by the OXO Tower Brasserie to take over their gallery viewing gallery with my Pink Bear with the brief of creating something unlike anything they have seen in OXO before.

The Grass Isn't Always Greener

The Grass Isn't Always Greener

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

The Grass Isn't Always Greener - Pink Bear painting by artist Paul Robinson

Pink Bear Palm Tree

Solar Rise

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Solar Rise - Pink Bear painting by artist Paul Robinson

Rarer Than A Unicorn

Rarer Than A Unicorn

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Rarer Than A Unicorn - Pink Bear painting by artist Paul Robinson

I'm On My Way

I'm On My Way

The Pink Bear, 2017, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Im On My Way - Pink Bear painting by artist Paul Robinson

YOU’RE-AN-INSANE,-DEGENERATE-PIECE-OF-FILTH,-AND-YOU-DESERVE-TO-DIE

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Why Won'y You Be My Friend

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

There Is No Way Back

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Search Is Continuous

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Peak

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Path

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

The Midst Is Clearing

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Last One

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Hidden Obstacle

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Stay Out Of My Territory

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

See No Evil Hear No Evil

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Progress

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Pink Bear Palm

Pink Bear Palm

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

No Longer Friends

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

May His Death Satisfy You

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Jungle Bear

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

I Used To Be A Polar Bear

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

I Need To Find Life Soon

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

I ♥ Swinging

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Home Alone

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Cold Feet

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Chasing Rainbows

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Can We Get A Sense Of Perspective Please

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Because I Say So

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Pink Bear

A New Home

I Used To Be A Polar Bear, 2017, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

Jumping to Channel 4

The Pink Bear was spotted on Channel 4's Tattoo Fixers stand up to cancer episode.

Pink Bear print to be auctioned at Christie's for charity

Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV charity is proud to present The Terrence Higgins Online Auction 2017.

Pink Bear Home House

Pink Bear at Home House

In summer 2014 I was introduced to the eclectic and luxuriously opulent private members club, Home House. The grandeur of the building blew me away. Art adorned the walls of each completely unique room, ranging in styles from 18th century splendour to 21st century avant-garde.

Pink Bear Painting Naked Ladies

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear Painting Naked Ladies

Pink Bear Toys and Play Things

Play Things

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear Shopping and Fucking at Chanel

Pink Bear at the Moxy

Behind Closed Doors - Performance

The Pink Bear, 2016, N/A, 5 Minutes, Performance

I Dream of Clones - Lightbox

The Pink Bear, 2015, Lightbox - Aluminium, Acrylic, Steel, Film, 250cm x 150cm, Sculptures

A female model is posed as a doll. She has had her make up done using mac make up. She is posing with paul robinson Pink Bear.

The Flower

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear - Louise Thompson - Sketch Mayfair

No Entry

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear - Louise Thompson - Sketch Mayfair

Marriott International

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Bold Experiential Brand, Debuts Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof With No-Holds-Barred Party Celebrating the Capital’s Prolific Underground Nightlife Scene, Creativity and Energy.

VALEUR Magazine

THE MOXY HOTEL BERLIN - WILD, DARK, SEXY

Pink Bear at the Moxy in Berlin

Pink Bear at the Moxy Hotel in Berlin - Uber Cool!

I recently submitted a proposal through Talent House to create a Pink Bear artwork for the new Moxy Ostbahnhof Hotel as part of their brand launch. My proposal was accepted and is now hanging pride of place in their lobby.

Pink Bear - Louise Thompson - Sketch Mayfair

Pink Bear - Louise Thompson

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear - Louise Thompson - Sketch Mayfair

Little Pig at Sketch

Portraits, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear at Sketch Mayfair London

Pink Bear at Sketch Bar

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear at Sketch Mayfair London

Pink Bear at Sketch

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink Bear at Sketch Mayfair London

Victoria Tansey poses with the Pink Bear dressed in rubber

Chained To Love

The Pink Bear, 2015, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 90cm x 90cm, Paintings

Victoria Tansey poses with the Pink Bear dressed in rubber

talenthouse creative invite

My Interview on Talenthouse - Get To Know : Paul Robinson & his new gallery showing

Rising UK artist and our very own Talenthouse Artist, Paul Robinson aka LUAP has continued to find artistic success with his signature pink bear. Since our last interview with him over a year ago, Robinson's career has risen leaps and bounds, from small exhibits to collaborating with TV stars and showcasing his work in the Andipa Gallery in London. A huge milestone for any artist. Robinson took some time out of his busy schedule to let us know more about his new exhibit “The Hero’s Journey” at Andipa (open until August 6th, go check it out), his future plans and advice for artists trying to get their work into galleries.

AFTERNYNE

In his debut solo exhibition with Andipa Gallery titled ‘A Hero’s Journey’, New Contemporary artist Paul Robinson produces a vivid collection of paintings, photography and unique prints telling the fantastical story of alter ego Pink Bear.

The Journey

Solo Exhibition at Andipa Gallery

The exhibition features paintings, photography and installation featuring The Pink Bear.

My Interview on Artjobs - THE PINK BEAR. THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF AN ALTER EGO

"The most pertinent painting is one I created in 2015 called “Me & My Shadow”. The painting is about being lost in the abyss of ones mind, travelling down a seemingly endless road, only accompanied by your shadow which is representative of the unconscious, which can include both positives and negative aspects of the ego"

Where My Reality Ends & Yours Begins - Louise Thompson

Where My Reality Ends & Yours Begins

The Pink Bear, 2016, Oil, Acrylic, Aerosol & Screen Print on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Where My Reality Ends & Yours Begins - Louise Thompson

With You, I Am No Longer Alone - Hamptons

With You, I Am No Longer Alone

The Pink Bear, 2016, Oil, Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas, 123cm x 184cm, Paintings

Love Is Not Measured In Time. It's An Intensity, Like A Colour.

Love Is Not Measured In Time. It's An Intensity, Like A Colour.

Love Is Not Measured In Time. It's An Intensity, Like A Colour.

The Pink Bear, 2016, Oil, Acrylic, Aerosol & Screen Print on Birch Ply, 80cm x 120cm, Paintings

Love Is Not Measured In Time. It's An Intensity, Like A Colour.

Pink Bear London

Williams-Bear-G Print Edition

The Pink Bear, 2016, Acrylic & Screen Print on Somerset White Satin Paper, 56cm x 76cm, Prints

Williams-Bear-G Print Edition

The Journey - Unique Series of 30 + 3 APs

The Journey - Unique Series of 30 + 3 APs

The Pink Bear, 2016, Acrylic & Screen Print on Somerset White Satin Paper, 56cm x 76cm, Prints

The Journey - Unique Series of 30 + 3 APs

The Hero’s Journey

Pink Bear is getting his own show. The Andipa Gallery in Knightsbridge - which is well known for it’s huge collection of Banksy’s - will be showing a curated collection of my paintings, prints and photography in July.

The Blue Bells

The Blue Bells

The Pink Bear, 2016, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

She Lay In The Forest

She Lay In The Forest

The Pink Bear, 2014, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

She lay on her back in the forest. The dark leafy canopy directly above. She opens her mouth to scream, but instead of sound escaping from her mouth, large clouds of white smoke billow from her mouth filling the forest.

The Flower

Pink Bear at Sketch Mayfair

A 6am start & the team of 53 was pumped & raring to go...Vanessa Von Tain arrived fresh as a daisy in her Rock 'N' Roll outfit. Louise Thompson in her rose gold tipped trainers. We all scrambled into Starbucks for a caffeine fix, before turning it into a makeshift beauty salon. We then moved to Sketch.

The Tea Party

The Tea Party

The Pink Bear, 2015, C-Type Print, 60cm x 40cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear on his recent trip to New York City for some new inspirational photo shoots.

One Man and Two Little Babies - Baby Photography in London

One Man and Two Little Babies

This week I ventured into an area of photography I never thought I would - baby photos!

'Down & Dirty' ft. Jasmine Webb

The Pink Bear made his music video debut in 'Down & Dirty' ft. Jasmine Webb

Myself and The Pink Bear were invited along to a music video shoot earlier this year by Sophia Kerrison (Cara Delevingne's best mate). On arriving we were transported down the rabbit hole into a decadent masked filled world. The bear was home.

Pink Bear Fine Art Painting - Me & My Shadow

Me & My Shadow

The Pink Bear, 2015, Oil, Acrylic & Screen Print on Canvas, 306cm x 153cm, Paintings

A fine art painting of a pink bear walking in an unfamiliar space. Painted using acrylics.

talenthouse creative invite

My Interview on Talenthouse - Get To Know : Paul Robinson

"Painting murals since the young age of 9, Talenthouse artist Paul Robinson has found success through the use of a pink bear in his artwork. Born in 1982 Grimsby, England, Robinson is inspired by his childhood and artists like David La Chappelle and Jeff Koons. His artistic name LUAP derives from a personalized book he received as a kid in where he needed to defeat a monster by solving a riddle. The answer to the riddle happened to be his name spelled backwards and has stuck ever since. Now in London, Robinson has had his work admired by the likes of Cara Delevingne, Japanese hotspot Ramusake, luxury London hotel Belgraves and more. We asked him about his bear icon, inspirations and his creative outlets to give us more insights into his artistic mind."

The Pink Bear In The Big City

The Pink Bear In The Big City

The Pink Bear, 2015, C-Type Print, 60cm x 30cm, Photographs

The Pink Bear on his recent trip to New York City for some new inspirational photo shoots.

Artist Paul Robinson to be Exhibited at Two of London's most Stylish Venues – Belgraves Hotel and Ramusake

Artist Paul Robinson to be exhibited at two of London's most stylish venues – Belgraves Hotel & Ramusake

Paul Robinson – an emerging contemporary artist – has been selected by A Space for Art to exhibit at luxury London hotel, Belgraves, & hip Japanese nightspot, Ramusake. 

Cara Delevingne selects Paul Robinson's Pink Bear print for art4animals.

Supermodel Cara Delevingne selects pink bear for #Art4Animals

Supermodel Cara Delevingne and her best friend Sophia Kerrison teamed up with Talenthouse to celebrate #Art4Animals, a new art-themed campaign which celebrates the joy that animals bring and the importance of having them in our lives.

Paul Robinson's Pink bear mural at Skog 42 in Germany

Top Magazin

Art meets fashion

Paul Robinson's Pink bear mural at Skog 42 in Germany

Regio Inka

Art meets fashion

Recollection Of Innocence - Pink Bear Photograph

The Pink Bear Mural at SKOG42

Last week I went to the vibrant South-West German city of Karlsruhe, to create a massive, 6 ​​x 4 metre high wall mural featuring the ‘Pink Bear’, for a high end cool clothes store called SKOG42. 

Recollection On Innocence

The Pink Bear, 2010, C-Type Print, 40cm x 60cm, Photographs

Pink bear climbing a tree in epping forest. Black and white photograph.

Fail Guard - Paul Robinson'ss Pink Bear Painting

Made It On Made In Chelsea

The Pink Bear along with other artworks could be spotted in the background of scenes filmed at DSTRKT on this week’s "Made in Chelsea

The Pink Bear at DSTRKT

The Pink Bear Gets The VIP Treatment At DSTRKT

I was invited by London's top VIP club DSTRKT for a year-long residence and took the opportunity to create a bespoke mural for the club.

The Pink Bear Goes East

Ted, the Pink Bear was invited on a whirlwind trip to Hong Kong to visit the art fairs. He had so much fun!