About the artist JP Roberts
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I’ve always been drawn to cubism; for me it is the ultimate form of expression. Ever since seeing my first Picasso, Braque and Matisse I have been fixated with how a subject can be simplified to minimal, essential forms yet produce powerful and provocative images.

I wanted to experiment with cubist portraits composed in steel. At the same time I had been contemplating chairs as a vehicle to display these pieces. Chairs are such a common fixture in our surroundings that I wanted to utilize them for more than sitting. Their shape even resembles that of a canvas perched on an easel.

These chairs are comprised of cut and layered steel. The completed chairs are chemically treated with various finishes, hand rubbed to highlight details and then sealed. Seat cushions are of dark olive tone suede but custom fabrics can be specified.

Custom specified portraits can be commissioned for chair backs or sculptures. To do so, please provide a photograph and I will create a rendering in cubist form for approval.  Please call or email me to discuss details.