My name is Robert Rusch. I am an artist working in Buffalo, New York. I received my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. I am part of the first cohort of artists of the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art School (BICA School) - Buffalo's first and only alternative model of secondary art education.
My art making is a multidisciplinary process with sculpture, print media, and drawing at its core. Works are made as reactions to forms, or forms inviting reaction; compositional skeletons become a creative playground that invites the viewer to uncover varying interpretations through ideological points of access. A curious exploration of materials and a graphic sensibility unifies the work, which aims to embed one's personal narrative into material process and craft. Inspiration is drawn from many sources in everyday life: the absurdity in day-to-day routines, class-aspirational furniture, analog tools, olympic-style weightlifting, cooking, slapstick humor, as well as from art history.