Bio

"Robert Turriff is a Vancouver based artist who sculpts commercially as a film industry technician and creates his own unique conceptual works as an artist. He has been sculpting professionally since 2002 and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2009. His conceptual sculptures combine classical and contemporary practices. He often works with recycled materials, preferring the unconventional: mass-produced objects not usually used in art production that take on new meaning through the manner in which he combines them. Recurring themes in his work layer the parallel histories of cinema and the commercialization of nature, with an emphasis on how technology shapes both film production and the West Coast's increasingly plundered natural resources. His artwork bows to the dominion of nature, questions our place in it, and reflects illusions we tell ourselves."