REALISM IN STONE INC.

Unbalanced Vision: The paintings

Robin Antar

Vision 1

Oil on canvas

1980

48"X 48"


SOLD

​Robin Antar

Visual Force

Limestone and oil stains

1991

16"h X 20"w X 7"d

​Custom-built pedestal: 42"h


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Robin Antar

Unique Visual Perception 1

Limestone and oil stains
1988
16"h X 20"w X 7"d

​Custom-built pedestal


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Robin Antar

Vision

Oil on canvas

1980

​36" X 48"

Robin Antar

Glasses

Limestone and oil stains

1990

22"h X 23"w X 12"d

​Custom-built pedestal


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Robin Antar

Glasses 1

Oil on waxed masa

1980

48" X 48"

Robin Antar

Vision 3

Oil on canvas

48" X 48"


SOLD


Robin Antar

Vision 5

Oil on paper

1980

24" X 36"


SOLD

 unbalanced vision


​In 1976, Robin Antar discovered she was blind in one eye – and had been since birth. The retrolental fibroplasia that had compromised the vision in her right eye soon became an integral tool among the techniques she used to create her art.


She created a series of abstract sculptures specifically on her experience with “unbalanced vision” which she perceives as an extraordinary gift. 


Aesthetic beauty and superficial thought were none of her concern as she focused on fundamental feelings and basic sensations, resulting in sculptures with an uncommon perspective, jarring color and anomalous form. A simple headache, for example, can infuse the art with pained lines and mysterious tensions. Her moods are as contagious as laughter, and as perplexing as human nature.
 
Images are visualized from the inside out, rather than the outside in, with the subject matter drawn from within her immediate line of vision. The interaction between the artist's nose and cheekbone assumes a magnified importance when seen at such close range.


The texture varies from gritty and annoying to smooth and soft. The grid format creates planes that shift in perspective and abstract the subject matter. The stones used are tan in color, allowing Antar to have total control of the colors she select as tints, not for beauty but rather to point out the statement being made. The harsh color differentiation intensifies the plane and adds conflict to the composition.

Robin Antar

Detached Retina

Limestone and oils

1992

17.5"h X 23"w X 4"d

​Custom-built pedestal


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Robin Antar

Vision 4

Oil on waxed masa

1992

36" X 48"


SOLD

Robin Antar

Vision 2

Oil on canvas

1980

24"X 36"

Robin Antar

Unique Visual Perception 2

Limestone and oil stains

1988

​10"h X 16"w X 4"d


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Robin Antar

Glasses 2

Oil on canvas

1980

36" X 60"