Artist of the Day / Roberto dos Santos Goncalves / Venezuela

Roberto’s blog  is in Spanish, but will be translated for you.


Stoneware, wood and glass.


Glass Sculpture – Fused glass, enamels and brass.

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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4 Responses to Artist of the Day / Roberto dos Santos Goncalves / Venezuela

  1. mobius faith says:

    Really interesting work. Wonderful post.

  2. cool works…thanks for sharing.

  3. Eduardo Dos Santos says:

    Great work! I like so much the results of the diverse tecnics and quality of each sculpture, keeping the sense of beauty in every expresion and shapes within work. Congrats!

  4. clinock says:

    These are magnificent – sculpture is too much a poor cousin to 2D and conceptual work at this time – thank you for sharing Roberto’s work…

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