Amsterdam museum shows work by British superstar

Robbie Williams doesn't just shine on stage, he recently revealed his artistic skills on canvas. Moco Amsterdam was the first in the world to welcome its latest art collection. A collection that fits seamlessly with contemporary conversations about mental health. “What almost destroyed me ultimately made me successful,” Williams said.
Robbie Williams

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Robbie Williams rose to fame as a member of the iconic boy band Take That in the early '90s. Songs like, among others back for good en Never Forget stormed the charts. However, the desire for creative independence and personal issues led to his departure in 1995. This moment marked the beginning of his solo career.

Several highs and lows in his career only created unprecedented pressure in both his professional and personal life. This resulted in admission to rehab several times. During his last stay, the artist said he embarked on a self-reflective journey – 'embracing the light and the dark – to transform inner demons into self-loving angels.'

Visual diary

Williams had a lot of support for his art. In this way he recorded his feelings and thoughts by making drawings and texts, as a visual diary of what was going on inside him. Sometimes in color, sometimes in black and white: “It is known that my mental health sometimes went badly and in those times art and humor were important tools for me.”

The Moco Museum in Amsterdam has the world premiere. Until July 8, the star's works can be seen here for the first time in the world in the exhibition Pride and Self-Prejudice. According to the museum, his exhibition teaches that the most beautiful creations can emerge from the deepest valleys.

 

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