"Robert Holmes, although self taught, Is intuitively dead
center of the development of modern sculpture The
restless, thrusting energy of Rodin, the abstraction of Brancusi, the expressionism of Lachaise, the
symbolic power of Moore, are all echoed
in his work."
Warren, Art Historian- Princeton University, Stanford University, and San
Francisco State Curator of the Gualala Arts Center's "Robert Holmes
Robert Holmes obtained a Civil
Engineering degree and architectural training from the University of
Arizona. Both disciplines are evident
in the structural elements of his technical prowess in bronze sculpture. 'The grace and serenity of
his human abstractions attest to a master's
command of his medium and a sublime artistic sensibility. Robert Holmes'
all too rare achievement is that of
distilling the human form to its essential elements and capturing, within those essentials, postures of truly
-- Review by David Betz, Assistant Director, Vorpal Gallery Soho, New York.
Holmes says: "My work is my statement.
I don't believe that words go
very far in describing sculpture. I would rather let people see my work itself and interact with it in their own way.”
Jayne McGuire, in her review
of Holmes' work for The Del Mar Sculpture Garden in Del Mar, California,
states: “Holmes' contemporary figurative work, especially
his life giving female figure,
expresses a nurturing, universal quality which celebrates the joy of being, the joy of movement, and our
basic human need for ‘connectedness’. A
consistent vitality is present in all of Holmes' figures, evident in the
graceful movement of his dancers and
runners, and in the solitary stillness of his reclining and seated figures.“
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