The art of painterly calligraphy by Robert Lardus HUMANOGRAPHY

HUMANOGRAPHY – the art of painterly calligraphy

The art of painterly calligraphy in the work of Robert Lardus is the drawing of a human being as an icon, symbol, sign. HUMANOGRAPHY refers to the art of calligraffiti. Robert does not use typical calligraphy, typography and graffiti – he creates new symbols based on a simplified drawing. The art of painterly calligraphy in HUMANOGRAPHY is not only a reference to writing, but also an abstract representation of complex social relations.

By using calligraffiti, the artist obtains a completely new, wider message. The form of the figures has been changed aesthetically – it goes beyond the literal meaning of a human drawing. All signs or their groups create complex visual compositions. The figures-symbols are bent, soft, as if made of clay. Each spot is a unit, a unique figure. Due to the consistency of the forms, the image acquires the features of an abstract symbolic combination. The drawing of figures is very individual – there seem to be no rules.

Robert Lardus – HUMANOGRAPHY

For Robert, the art of painterly 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 painting 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.

Individual characters or groups of characters create complex visual compositions. For Robert Lardus, calligraphy is an aesthetic and intellectual experience. It allows him to express himself unlimitedly. This is definitely more than the traditional use of icons and characters in an image or in calligraphy. The artist creates a completely new symbolism. It is a completely new element of culture. It is also an innovation and a new value in painting.

Due to the consistency of the forms used, the image acquires the features of an abstract symbolic combination. Although Robert Lardus is a conscious representative of abstract painting, he breaks away from general rules. The artist allows himself to transform and deconstruct letters. This is joined by color, vivid, intense and spontaneously light. He is not limited to drawing characters – he manipulates color and texture. Creating new characters and your own alphabet definitely goes beyond simple transformation. Robert Lardus creates a new language through painterly calligraphy. A symbolic, changeable and open language.