Vincent Robles is a southern Californian based artist, designer and furniture maker who considers his experiences as a builder and dweller of residential homes, a point of visual and conceptual inspiration. He draws his influence from the built environment, furniture forms and architectural iconography when making sculptural objects, a piece of functional furniture or a site-specific installations. Robles will often appropriate functional elements of architecture, common building materials, as well as found objects relating to the home vernacular into his building method. Frequently, he will take these elements that are associated with the domestic experience and employ the physical act of deconstruction to alter their surface or inherent nature. This is done in an attempt to better understand the matter at hand and through careful manipulation of materials a new form is achieved. Utilizing the language of furniture, he will create objects that further question our perception of furniture forms and functional objects within the domestic environment.
Robles received his BA in 2007 with an emphasis in Applied Design from San Diego State University. Shortly after graduation Robles worked independently as a self-employed contractor/ carpenter. During this time out of the academic setting Robles made work wherever he could, including artist in residency venues. Eventually making his way back to San Diego in 2010 Robles went on to receive his MFA in furniture design from SDSU. Robles continues to make work and shows in the greater southern California area.