Robert Lardus at IAXAI Adgar Gallery – art language
HUMANOGRAHY – art language
Each creative artist creates his own art language. He has a variety of painting symbolism at his disposal. Robert Lardus treats painting as a story. One can even say that he does not paint, but writes his pictures. He writes with characters. His art language is people-signs.
The artist built his own symbolism of painterly signs. The patches he creates in the pictures are in the form of figures-signs. Characters depicting human beings. In this unique art voice, he tells a story about human relationships. He writes in a cross-cultural language that applies to all tribes, races, clans, nations, and civilizations. He writes to and about all people individually and about entire communities. Thanks to this, his work is extremely universal, and his art language unlimitedly capacious.
Calligraphy as conceptual art
In this sense, Robert Lardus is a conceptual artist. First of all, the creation process itself takes on a conceptual character. The painter, through his art language, refers to art metaphorically. He describes the world with universal painting symbolism. You can use terms such as language, vocabulary, conversation and narration in relation to his work. Lardus developed his own art language, built from an alphabet of quasi-human figures. An alphabet with an infinite number of characters, with indescribable spelling and grammar. In his art language, he uses figures-signs in different ways and with different meanings.
Thanks to his approach to art, he created a cross-cultural way of painting. Just like the writing itself is universal. The logic of the handwriting is based on the abstract agreement that a given sign matters. It can be an anecdote, phrase, or a single letter. The art of Lardus refers to any man-made writing system and creates another system ..
The painter’s goal is to engage in a dialogue with the audience. With the help of his art language, he wants to conduct a „discussion” with the recipients of his works. Lardus uses metaphorical signs. In his painting symbolism, he uses colors, shapes and his own artistic process to encode his thoughts on interpersonal relations. Each picture is a statement. Color and form symbolically convey the meanings of emotions and mood. The painting symbolism used by the artist is limited only by the approach and interpretation of the audience. Robert Lardus is not literal, he is metaphorical. It allows a variety of interpretations. His language is not imposed, it allows for any reception. Each viewer will read what he or she wants in the picture. Each viewer will read him or herself.