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The work of Rob Strati was inspired by a porcelain plate from his wife's late mother, Barbara. One day it was dropped and shattered. Some time after, he picked up a pen and started working on the "Fragmented" series, exploring the possibilities of things broken and the stories that can evolve from the pieces left behind.

  • Strati explores another path, full of poetry. In his Fragmented series, he lets his pencil wander around the remains of illustrated plates, to recompose fictitious landscapes, straight from his imagination.
    ~ François Jaffré ~

  • Fragmented also relates to another element in the culture though, and a sometimes disturbing one: Destruction. This can be avant-garde.
    ~ Anthony Haden-Guest ~

  • Brimming with figures, ships, and animals, bucolic landscapes expand into vast vistas and surreal scenes sprout from decorative edges.
    ~ Kate Mothes ~


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"Wow...the broken plate has come to life" ~Jackie

International Press for "Fragmented"

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Working in his studio near Nyack NY, 2022

Robert Strati in the Press

Drawing From the Plate: Anthony Haden-Guest on the Art of Rob Strati

By Anthony Haden-Guest on May 2023

Fragmented also relates to another element in the culture though, and a sometimes disturbing one: Destruction. This can be avant-garde. As when Ai Weiwei dropped a Han dynasty vase or Duchamp’s reaction to the cracking ofLarge Glassin transit after an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 1926-27, that this had completed the piece. “Do you think I would have made it out of glass if I hadn’t known it was going to break?” he said. It can also be brilliantly opportunist, as with Banksy’s auto-shredding ofGirl with Balloonon October 5, 2018, immediately after it had been auctioned at Sotheby's for £1,042,000. But it will usually be ugly, indeed ominous, as when climate protesters throw substances at paintings by, for instance, Van Gogh. Does Strati find this brouhaha relevant to his own work?

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Exhibitions at a Glance


New York (Robert Henry, ROOM)

Los Angeles (Frumkin Duval, OVSEY)

San Francisco (Catharine Clark)

Vancouver, Canada (Monte Clark)

Tokyo, Japan (SEEMS)

Boston, MA (art@space16)


American Women’s Club Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)

Children’s Museum of the Arts NY (New York, New York)

de Young Museum (San Francisco, California)

Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine California)

International Print Center (New York, New York)

NY Hall of Science (New York, New York)

Ormond Museum (Ormond, Florida)


Aqua (Miami, Florida)

Frankfurt Art Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)

LA International Art Fair (Los Angeles, California)

The Other Art Fair (Brooklyn, New York)

Pool (New York, New York)

The Triton Art Fair (San Francisco, California)