Robert Lazzarini born 1965 is a sculptor and painter. Noted most for the distorted quality to his works, Lazzarini translates the limits of material objects in the physical world. Acting as a mediator between the second and third dimensions, Lazzarini aims to challenge his viewers into questioning and understanding the physical world around us as well as our visual perceptions of it. Inspired by mathematical distortions, Lazzarini utilizes everyday objects to give a tangible quality to his work. Experimenting with various mediums, Lazzarini incorporates materials such as wood, bone, plastic, metal, and rubber into his work, adding more tension between the imagined and unimaginable. His works including Gun, Violin, and Blood on Wallpaper have received high attention. Lazzarini has been featured in major collections at the Hirshhorn Museum, the Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, and the Whitney Museum in New York. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1990 and continues to live and work in New York City today.