Brendan Robinson – Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition – June 2021

Brendan Robinson is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of June 2021. He is an award-winning artist based in Maryland, USA.

Brendan’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of June 2021. The gallery will promote Brendan and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Brendan’s Biography and Artist Statement below as he describes his history and inspiration in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see his exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Brendan’s work, please visit his website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Brendan’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Brendan and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Artist Biography

Brendan Robinson is a stone sculptor whose work investigates the poetics of our everyday existence and the adaptations needed for our continued survival. He grew up in the Hudson Valley in New York and now lives and works in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Brendan is a self-taught artist who came to sculpture during his mid-career. He has been studying at the Stone Sculpture studio in Glen Echo Park for the past 6 years.  

Brendan has exhibited his work in New York, Ellicott City, MD, Annapolis MD, and Washington DC. Recent exhibitions include “Black and White” at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition gallery in New York City, “Dreams and Nightmares” at Gallery Underground in Washington DC, and “100 Years in the Present” at Glen Echo Park Maryland.

Artist Statement

I work in stone, using the methods of direct sculpture.  Stone carving is a time consuming, subtractive process of roughing out, refinement, detail work and finishing.  I primarily use a hammer and chisels, the same tools that have served carvers through the ages. Starting with a concept and sketches, I match my stone to the form I hope to create.  When working with stone there are limits to my control over the material.  As the work progresses, I allow the natural properties of the stone to influence the look and feel of the final work.  

Much of my work explores the iconography of beans, fruits, bolting and serotinous plants – all living objects with the potential for transformation and survival.  Recently I have begun to recreate throwaway items in stone.  By shaping them at double scale, I give these objects a new size and weight and add an element of intention to the mindset most have in our consumer centric, waste prone culture.  By slowly and methodically creating items, which may not ever be used, I’m bringing our lack of consideration about these items to the forefront.  And asking each of us to question the reason for their existence in the first place. 

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