(American, b. 1955)
Over the past three decades, renowned Colorado metal sculptor Kevin Robb has made his mark on the national and international art scene. With a unique style and consummate welding quality that have defined and differentiated his work, Kevin’s sculptures are not created according to a set plan. The placement of each element is an answer to a question of relationships, which he discovers as the work is in progress. He becomes one with the metal and intuitively knows the precise twists and turns that will be required to achieve the desired result.
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Kevin grew up spending summers on his grandfather’s farm, where he learned to weld and would build things with found objects for fun. He studied graphic design and worked in advertising, but felt his career was “flat and missing something.” One day he visited a foundry and soon began working there part time, then full time, and eventually started creating his own sculpture. He has been a professional sculptor for 23 years.
When Kevin creates, the placement of each separate piece is an answer to a question of relationships. If two pieces are attached, how does their connection affect the work? This inquisitive process has given the material he works with the freedom and life not inherent to the piece. Each sculpture is a unique discovery for the artist. He brings a natural curiosity to his work combined with knowledge gained from an understanding of how positive and negative spaces, shadow, and light work together - creating more than sculpture, but rather the effect of time standing still.
Pieces of stainless steel are shaped into graceful forms creating a work of art that brings a feeling of life and quiet energy to an outdoor space. A sense of intimacy is created for the viewers as they observe the large, flowing shapes held firmly into positions that defy gravity.
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2015 Unbound, Arvada Center in partnership with the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Arvada, CO
2015 Sculpture In the Park, 21 year participant, Loveland, CO
2015 Public Art at the McNichols, Denver Arts and Venues featuring Calypso Series, Denver, CO
2014 Sculpture at the River Market, Little Rock, AR
2014 Downtown Denver Arts Festival “Merit Award” Denver, CO
Selected Major Art Projects
Cisterra Partners, San Diego, CA, 30 foot sculpture between office buildings
Keep Little Rock Beautiful, Little Rock, AR, 17 foot sculpture in roundabout.
CSG Headquarters, Omaha, NE, 14 foot sculpture in front of office building
Discovery Park, Wheat Ridge, CO, 20 foot sculpture in Public Park
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 4 major sculptures on campus
Museums and Universities
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
Red Rocks Community College, Arvada, CO
Rocky Mountain College of Art - Graphic/Fine Arts - 1978
Colorado based Kevin Robb is proud to share his latest commission, Kite Festival. This sculpture is a delightful addition to the roundabout in the Inova Development by United Properties in Centennial, CO. The light and airy circular sculpture features different solid and perforated elements between four anchor poles juxtaposed in a random manner to yield unique dimension and create a festival feel of gathering and an uplifting experience. This aluminum sculpture stands at a little over 12 feet in height and is 147 feet in circumference. Kite Festival puts the finishing touches to an already beautiful development! Thanks to NINEdot Arts for coordinating the project.