Robert Osborne Sculpture
Big C
Aluminum bar and Ultrex fiber
44 x 44 inches

Squaring the Circle
Aluminum bar, copper bar, stainless steel cable
43 x 43 inches

“Little C Twisted”
Black anodized aluminum bar and beryllium copper rods
21″ x 19″

Robert Osborne


94 Moore Hill Road
Athol, MA 01331

978 830-4542

Years ago, as a young art dealer in Manhattan, I saw two art exhibitions: Robert Ryman’s first showing of his almost-all-white paintings and Eve Hesse’s “Hang-ups” (curtains). Twice I was a witness to art historical events and at the time I didn’t know it.

Now, as a working artist myself with different knowledge, I find these artists and others of the “Dia generation” (Michael Kimmelman’s label for minimalists and conceptualists) most relevant for today. Their work is about optics, light, architecture, and a unique philosophical approach to seeing (thinking). I am also investigating the string constructions of Fred Sandback (1943-2003), another artist of that era, appreciating his exploration of volume and space. These artists and their peers have informed my own approach to sculpture.

What I hope to offer is work that is a little more on the questioning side – to make viewers really look closely and think about the images and their interactions with space and volume, much like what I experience when visiting the Dia Foundation in Beacon, N.Y.

My recent outdoor sculpture pieces are made from aluminum bar with an all-weather powder coating and marine grade, synthetic cord to reflect light. They are especially appropriate for a garden setting or a patio. The smaller works can also be displayed indoors.

Paradise City Marlborough, March, 2021
Paradise City Northampton, May, 2021
Paradise City Northampton, October, 2021 Booth: 2

• Custom orders and commissions accepted