Robin Antar Creates Sculptures That Resemble Contemporary Items

By: Megan Facciuolo - Jun 19, 2014
References: rantar & designtaxi
Brooklyn-based artist Robin Antar creates stone sculptures that are so realistic you'll barely hesitate to use them in your everyday life. The collection of hyperreal art is carved, chiseled, sanded and sometimes even dyed to look like contemporary items.

For over 20 years, Antar kept close to the same sculpting techniques and depicted edibles like condiments, alcohol, cookies and sandwiches in addition to apparel like jackets and boxing gloves.

She starts off making them by choosing stones similar to her subjects color, but will dye the stone if need be. She refers to her stone sculptures as "virtual records of contemporary culture" and as "art that is mirroring life" more so than imitating it.

Her life-size art will be exhibited at The Waterfall Gallery & Mansion in New York City until the end of the summer.