Robert Stone is a lens based artist from Bridgeport, CT. He received his BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, and is a member of the Five Points Launchpad Incubator in Torrington, CT. His work consists of tableau imagery and documentary engagement of social concern.
A product of the gap between the X and Millennial generations I often feel as though I have been caught between two worlds, the analog and the digital. Astounding leaps in technology have brought forth new access and dissemination of the viewable image. This acceleration in visual communication has allowed us to view deeply the stress and fragility of our vital spark in ways that were impossible for our forbearers; yet these leaps have left fissures between us.
In my work I bridge these rifts through visual discussion. I explore what lies beneath the frail dermal periphery that is our abridged life. I investigate weakness and determination when faced with challenge, and the trauma we suffer beneath the surface. I seek to unfasten the tension in ourselves and in our humanity and explore events that tie into our struggling benevolence. The things that stir me are injustices I see in the world and the pains that can shift us. These tides in our lives can alter forever the course we once had. There is a tensive discord that is our global world, a prosaic yet undeniably disheartening schism that is ever churning as we grow and change. These are our stories.
The Curriculum Vitae, commonly referred to simply as the “CV”, is a comprehensive account of awards, honors, publications, shows, and other accolades. It is an artists and academics resumé. Click Here to view my CV