Robertino Ferro was born in Ensenada, Mexico and was raised primarily in southern California (Temecula). In 2000 Tino received a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design which covered interior and exterior perspectives in architecture as well as landscape design at San Diego State University. Tino decided to pursue his truest passion “Sculpture”;committing to “the road less traveled”. Along the way he was moved by the world he saw through the eyes of architecture. He is also strongly influenced by his many underwater explorations, along with the beauty and passions of mortals, and mountains. These explorations have brought him in contact with precious materials, people and invaluable foresight. Forms in nature have inspired him to create… to sculpt.
Tino’s experience in environmental and sculptural design created a style unique, in that it is applicable to both commercial and fine art applications. His contemporary approach combines contrasting textures and colors that create relationships between forms, bringing otherwise lifeless materials to life with a purpose to enrich the soul and compliment the architecture the pieces reside in. He enjoys to create on a large scale to allow the pieces to enrich the spaces, creating a focal point from which the interior or exteriors can echo. Material choices are usually derived by interior or exterior applications.
“Tino is the Henry Moore for the 21st Century. He uses eternal materials and produces art that is flawless. In our lifetime we may not see a finer or more proficient sculptor. Simply put, buy whatever he creates.”
– Sim Barhoum, Professor, San Diego State and Independent Appraiser