Bob Rotche and Max Brosi | Tubularis brosii

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Bob Rotche and Max Brosi | Tubularis brosii
650.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 19:55UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Tubularis brosii, 2019
Bob Rotche | Blacksburg, Virginia
Max Brosi | County Leitrim, Ireland
European beech, acrylic paint
9 x 7 x 7 inches

About the Artists:

Since 2014 Max Brosi’s work has earned numerous Irish and international accolades including winning the woodturning category of the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) National Craft Awards in Ireland and having received an Excellence Award from the AAW (American Association of Woodturners). In 2016 his work appeared in a special Collectors of Wood Art exhibit at SOFA Chicago, "Why Wood?".
In 2017 Max took part in the International Turner’s Exchange (ITE) at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. His work is included in private collections in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

Bob Rotche lives and works in Virginia. "I grew up in a home where it was normal to have an easel set up in the living room. My mom was a painter and my grandparents, who lived in the apartment below us were both artists as well. I always loved making things but my career path took me in a different direction. I continued to work with wood when circumstances allowed but it wasn't until about 2010 when I got to spend some time with the wood lathe that I really understood the drive my family felt to create.

Now, as my career is winding down, I feel driven to explore the boundaries of wood art and sculpture. Inspired by man's interaction with nature, the way organic interacts with inorganic, the way geometric shapes interact with free form curves and the way color and texture can affect all of the above. The well is deep and I have only sampled the surface. I feel excited and privileged to be able to explore what lies below."
After training as a furniture designer at The Furniture College, Letterfrack, Max’s work expanded to small boatbuilding and hollow wooden surfboard construction. For the past several years Max has specialized in sculptural forms, turned, carved, and sandblasted from green oak and Spruce, often in combination with rusty steel elements. His work focuses heavily on the tension between stark geometric forms and the natural distortion of green wood as it dries.