Robert Schad is one of the important contemporary artists working with steel.
Robert Schad’s spatial sketches are created using solid square steel bars. Yet his characteristic lines are not the result of bending or deforming the steel, but are instead brought about by welding together straight elements of differing lengths that later resemble organic joints once the welded seams have been ground down. Schad crafts his sketch-like movements in broad sculptural sweeps and arcs, which let the physical heaviness of the material appear weightless. Thus emerges a continuous form of human proportions that unfurls through space with terpsichorean grace.