Born in Zimbabwe and based in Cape Town, Dave Robertson is a self-taught abstract painter, photographer, and printmaker. He spent the early part of his artistic journey working in the film industry as an art-director. In 2010 Dave won a national award at Spier Contemporary 2010, for Paper Trails, a photographic project documenting urban recyclers in Johannesburg. His first solo exhibition of abstract paintings was with Worldart Gallery, Cape Town in 2011.
Since then, Robertson’s artworks have been acquired by a variety of international collectors from Sweden, the USA, Australia, and the UK (United Kingdom). Local collectors include the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAACA), AFDA, Nando's and Spier Arts Trust.