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    Evan Robarts: Untitled, Sticks

Bright, bold and beautiful – Evan Robarts transforms broken rubbish into engaging sculptural forms

Posted by James Cartwright,

I make no secret of the fact that I’m perplexed by sculpture; I appreciate it aesthetically but often struggle to take away any of the conceptual ideas it purports to discuss. Maybe I’m a philistine but more often than not I’m just happy to stand and stare at objects that transcend the boundaries of organic and manmade and appeal directly to my senses.

With that in mind allow me to introduce you to a sculptor whose work I appreciate for all the most basic reasons. Evan Robarts is a Florida native residing in Brooklyn who produces some of the most striking and enjoyable 3D objects I’ve seen in a long time. Taking found objects and manipulating them in any number of ways, Evan produces work that’s deeply aesthetically pleasing. There’s the contorted brooms and mops, the elastic bands and gas canisters and (my personal favourite) the enmeshed bike frames; all of which are structurally remarkable and beautiful to look at.

I may have missed the point of his work entirely, but who cares, I enjoy it unreservedly.

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    Evan Robarts: Untitled, Sticks

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    Evan Robarts: Untitled, Sticks

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    Evan Robarts: View of Molecule #5a

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    Evan Robarts: View of Molecule #5a

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    Evan Robarts: Maturation

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    Evan Robarts: Molecule #1b

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    Evan Robarts: Molecule #3a

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.