Robert Buchholz

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2022

1856 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

Home Studio

Open to the public: October 22nd & 23rd / 12-8pm


October 22 & 23 / 12pm-6pm

Art Activity & Performance


CONNECTION TO PILSEN:


Myself and Diane Green moved in together @ 19th & Throop in 2019. Our studio space is too filled up with inventory so our artwork will be shown outside in a tent alongside numerous walls and tables in front of our home studio. Bob gave a workshop on how to create a Surreal Mobile at Orozco Community Academy in the early 2000s. I created art workshops for kids at the Xochiquetzal Community Garden from 2011-2012. We have attended many Pilsen exhibits, public and private, over the years and befriended a number of Pilsen artists including Marcos Raya, Teresa Magaña, Mark Nelson, Stephanie Weiner, and more.


ARTIST BIO/STATEMENT:


Robert Buchholz was born in Chicago in 1958. Sometimes known as Sir Robert, Bob has been creating self-taught found object art assemblages since the early 80s. Recently discovered by Outsider collectors, his artwork is now featured in the underground scene around the world. Through his love of music, Bob has worked as a freelance musician, in various bands and busking since the mid-70s, as he hitchhiked across the USA. Sir Robert's sculptures have been compared as influenced by Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, and Marcel Duchamp. His work has been featured at a Chicago Public Library as well as a variety of group shows across the country.