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Robin Antar
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Midwood

Media:Sculptural;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My passion for sculpting is expressed in my creation of the virtual records of contemporary culture. I capture everyday objects in carved stone, using a technique I invented more than 20 years ago. At the start I mull over the food, article of clothing or particular brand I wish to replicate as historical evidence for future generations. I feel driven to duplication by carving stone of similar color – or purchasing one of neutral tones and staining it to that which I desire. I ask myself, ‘Will a bottle of Heinz ketchup exist in 2100 CE?’ A jar of Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise is best represented in white travertine, for example, polished to the same glow of the jar I am copying. And when I see friends scrutinize the carved hat on the table, endless hours of chiseling and sanding, staining and mounting are all worth it. I’ve achieved my goal when the U.S. government writes to tell me I cannot copyright a work of art because it too closely resembles the product that I chose to record in stone. The day I received that letter was one of the happiest days of my life.
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  • Diesel Jean Jacket
    2005
    carved limestone and custom made oil stains
    27"h X 23"w X 6"6
    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Diesel Jeans
    2004
    carved limestone and oils
    29"h X 12"w X 6"d
    carved out of a solid piece of stone

  • Hat
    2010
    carved limestone
    7"h X 16"w X 14"d
    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Riding Boot
    2005
    carved alabaster and oils stains
    13"h X 11.5"w X 5"d
    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Work Bood
    2010
    carved limestone and oil stains
    6.5"h X 11.5"w X 4.5"d
    carved out of solid block of stone

  • Flip Flaps
    marble
    2"h X 1.9"w X 3.5"d
    carved marble and parts of the real deal

  • Hero
    2013
    limestone and mixed media

    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Hellmann's
    2011
    travertine marble

    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Heinz
    2009
    travertine marble
    24"h X 8"w X 8"d
    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Milano Cookies
    2002
    carved marble and mixed media

    carved from a solid block of stone

  • Soda can
    carved yule marble
    19"h X 10"w X11"d
    carved out of a solid piece of marble

  • Black Label
    2012
    honeycomb calcite
    20"h X 5"w X 5"d
    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • Tanqueray
    2012
    Verde Guatemala marble from India,

    carved out of a solid block of stone

  • m&m bag
    2004
    Yule marble and resin
    sculpture only 29"h X 15"w X 20"d
    bag, caved marble, m&m carved marble then cast in resin

  • Boxing Gloves
    2009
    carrara marble
    7"h X 14" x 14"
    each glove was carved out of a solid piece of marble, 7 X 7 X 14"

  • The Thinker 1
    2010
    Honeycomb calcite

    carved out of a solid piece of stone

  • D-knot#1
    2010
    watermelon marble

    carved from a solid piece of stone

  • Balancing Act
    2012
    honeycomb calcite
    28"h X 7"w X 6"d
    carved out of a solid piece of stone

  • Undoing the Knot
    2009
    onyx

    carved out of solid piece of stone

  • Embrace 1
    2012
    Westfield Steatite
    36"h X 17"w X 15"d
    carved out of a solid piece of stone
 








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