Robert Aiosa

Artist Statement: 

I have developed a practice that is sensitive to and pulls from my surroundings. As a resident of cities for most of my life, my sculptural art practice has been shaped by the constant changing urban landscape. Neighborhood identities are evolving as buildings become rehabbed and repurposed for new activities and cater to an influx of different class demographics. My work is inspired by this transitional state of limbo filled with uncertainty, excitement, and trepidation.

I fabricate geometric hybrid structures similar to forms found at construction sites and within existing architecture. By abstracting the built environment and mixing vernacular, high style and urban planning, with historical and iconic forms I aspire to showcase the diversity of class that make up our environments. By creating with off the shelf building materials such as Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Pine 2x4s and in techniques that are common to the construction industry, as a stand in for the common man, DIY aesthetic and pride in labor. All attributes found in our changing environments.

My work is an effort to start a dialogue that reveals issues of class divisions within our society and dealing with the paradoxes during development in our urban environments.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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