American sculptor Robin Antar has been called “Brooklyn’s answer to Andy Warhol.” She brings Pop art to stone, carving iconic American food and clothing with her distinct brand of hyperrealism.
Antar began sculpting in stone as a teenager in 1974, carving abstract sculptures that were deeply rooted in her emotions. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1981.
In 1998, her artistic path evolved from Abstract Expressionism to Pop art as she turned to realism, inspired by American popular culture.
Antar’s mission is to createa visual record of modern American culture through commonplace objects as she explores the question, “What is America?” Meticulously carved in stone, a hamburger with fries, an American-made work boot, Oreo cookies and a giant Ballpark Frankbecome lasting monuments to contemporary life.
A concurrent series, “What is America Now?” brings strong emotions to sculptures representing major events in recent times that have greatly affected American culture such as the September 11 attack on New York’s Twin Towers in 2001 and the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016.
Robin Antar is the recipient of the Wynn Newhouse Grant as well as the Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor. Her sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museum across the U.S., including Sotheby’s, The National Arts Club, Nabisco Gallery, City Museum of St. Louis, Provincetown Art Museum and the MGM Grand and she has been an elected member of the prestigious Allied Artists of America. She has received commissions to carve replicas of products for companies such as Dr. Martens, Stella Artois, Skechers and Château Haut-Brion.
Antar’s work has received has been featured in Food Network Magazine, the New York Post, Art Business News, Huffington Post, Sportswear International,the New York Daily News, HGTV, Fox News and POP Culture Radio, among others.
Robin Antar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.