Born in 1972, San Antonio, TX, US
Lives and works in San Antonio, TX, US
B.F.A., University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, US
Yale Summer School of Music and Art, New Haven, CT, US
University of Texas, El Paso/San Antonio, TX, US
In Dario Robleto's work what had been old and discarded is once again made vital; its prior life informs its current meaning. In his art, objects that existed in one state and for one purpose have been transformed, either in bits or in total, into new objects that rely on the associations with their parts' prior existence for meaning and purpose. His titles and elaborate lists of materials serve as liner notes that provide insight into his complex sculptural narratives. Interweaving culture, science, and history, his objects and installations reflect an underlying optimism for regenerating the past as propositions for the future.