Roberts gets down to bare bones of art

iol Tonight | Latoya Newman:


A RARE opportunity is on offer at the Artisan Gallery in Durban’s Florida Road as an exhibition of works from internationally renowned artist Carl Roberts is on display. 


Carved out of bone, this piece is now a resident of the Olivenhuis Gallery (part of the National Gallery) in Bloemfontein. Facebook/carlrobertssculptor

The sculptor – who has collections displayed the world over including in England, France, China, the US, Colombia, and across Africa – is known for his elaborate works with a number of materials including stone, coral, indigenous wood and – as in the case of this exhibition – bones.

In an interview with Tonight, Roberts said he’s been making bone sculptures since the ’80s. Asked why he chose the materials he works with, he said he likes to be excited about his art…


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