Art of calligraphy HUMANOGRAPHY series
The art of calligraphy
For Robert Lardus, the art of calligraphy is an aesthetic and intellectual experience. It allows him to express himself in an unbridled way. It is definitely more than the traditional use of icons and signs – for an artist, it is a way to create a completely new symbolism. Robert Lardus, although he is a conscious representative of the art of calligraphy, he breaks with the general rules. He allows himself to transform and deconstruct a man-letter in a very creative way. Robert does not limit himself to drawing figures – he manipulates color and textures.
The artist rarely uses a brush – he pours, softens, and rinses the forms. By using characters from his own dictionary, he definitely goes beyond simple transformation. He creates rhythmic visual compositions. He creates a new language of symbols, changeable, and open. The technique itself is characterized by contrasting combinations of colors and forms. Symbols become images and abstractions – this is an original feature of the art of calligraphy.
The alphabet of human figures in HUMANOGRAPHY
The multitude of elements creates coherent images that combine tradition with modernity. Drawing, due to the technique used by the artist, is precise but also full of spontaneity. A clearly defined subject and simplicity of composition characterize every work. The subject seems metaphorical to the recipient. The artist moves from single shapes to a larger created image – a wide, often open composition.
For Robert, the alphabet of human figures in HUMANOGRAPHY is the basis for converting an image into a completely new form. The composition is intended to evoke a specific reflection on the human condition in the recipient. It is a story about a man in a group, community, and interaction with others. It is the blurring of the individual in favor of the group. The art of calligraphy by Lardus consists of multi-level, multi-layer structures showing the complexity of an individual’s life in a community.