Bob Clyatt

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Fierce (Detail) Cast Aluminum 72"H © The Artist
BWAC Woman - Black, 2014 Glazed Stoneware, Wall Hung 14"H © The Artist
Ophelia- Silver, 2014 Bronze, Silver Patina, Wall Hung 15"H © The Artist
Seated Man, Head on Knee, bronze (Detail), 2014 Bronze, Silver Patina 26"H © The Artist
Fierce (bearded version), 2014 Aluminum 72"H © The Artist
Angry Baby with Drone on Head, 2013-14 Raku Fired Stoneware, Sintered Nylon 3 D Printed Drone Element 14"H © The artist
Flying Man, 2013 Raku Fired Stoneware 22"H © The artist
Orchid Woman (3), 2014 Glazed Stoneware, Orchid 25"H © The artist
Satya (Hands Passing Cash), 2014 Raku Fired Stoneware, Sintered Nylon 3 D Printed Envelope Element 15"H X 23"W X 22"D © The artist
White Hand, Red Rose, 2014 High Fire Glazed Stoneware, Sintered Nylon 3 D Printed Rose Element 30"H © The artist
Large Hand Oil Drip Glaze, 2014 Glazed Stoneware 25" H © The artist
Untitled (Three Standing Men), 2012 Raku Fired Stoneware Approx. 23" High Each © Courtesy of the artist and JANE SAUER GALLERY
Seated Man, Head on Knee (large), 2013 Raku Fired Stoneware 26"H
Treasury Bondage Installation View Zuccotti Park, 2012 Raku Fired Stoneware, Steel, Chain Lifesize © The artist
Figleaf (detail) Netherlands Ministry of Defense/Googl Earth pattern, 2013 Raku Fired Stoneware, Paint 26"W © The artist
Unstructured Presence, 2015 Glazed Stoneware, Wood, Steel 20"H X 23"W X 7"D © The Artist
Still There Could Be an Upside (The Patient), 2015 Glazed Stoneware 15"H X 30"W X 4"D © the Artist
Installation View- Emily Texting, 2015 Resin, Textile, Polymer, Paint 48"H X 15"W X 15"D © The Artist
Flux pubilc Art Project, MAY 3-31, 2016
Quick Facts
Oakland, California
Works in
New York
The Art Students League of New York
mixed-media, installation, figurative, sculpture

Artist Statement

My sculptural relief work considers the status of images in an increasingly global and technological world, their proliferation and deployment reifying power and elites.   My time with my mentor, James Baldwin, crystallized critical thinking about elites and I have throughout my career systematically inquired into strategies used by the 1% to position themselves vis a vis the rest of us.   My response is an evolving process of uncovering some sort of human-scale plan for survival and resistance.

I have been enjoying discovering the possibilities in Relief, that ancient sculptural form which has brought us everything from the della Robbias' Madonnas or the Pergamon Altar to Assyrian temples, Egyptian tombs and every coin ever minted.

I directly sculpt a mold of each piece in clay.  From this I make a single cast in a blend of super-hard plasters and white Carrara marble, taken from the same quarries where the Romans and Michelangelo got their stone. The piece reads like marble, carved to a previously unachievable level of contemporary detail.



Bob Clyatt was born in Oakland, CA and lives and works in Rye, NY and Chelsea, Manahttan. His work has been exhibited in solo shows in Santa Fe (Jane Sauer Gallery) and New York (Lower East Side-Dacia Gallery and Bushwick- Anthony Philip Fine Art) as well as group shows in Paris, Hong Kong, Italy and throughout the U.S. His sculptures are in permanent collections of the Burchfield-Penney museum in Buffalo, NY and Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia in Italy. The work has been reviewed in numerous art publications and featured in the NY Times, Wall St Journal, Fox News and other national media.

Bob Clyatt spent 8 years in formal study of sculpture, centering on his years at the Art Students League of New York, principally in the studio of Barney Hodes.   As a young artist in St Paul de Vence, France in 1980, Bob stayed with James Baldwin who taught him about creating art with a human purpose.

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