Robert Lardus at Corridor Gallery – Painting symbols
Robert Lardus – HUMANOGRAHY – Painting symbols
Our art often uses painting symbols. Robert Lardus treats people like ssymbols. He uses the painting symbols of signs, giving them the form of signs-figures. Character figures. With these figures he tells a story about human relationships. The painter believes that different cultures, customs and habits stem from language. This makes people think differently.
One spot of color in an image affects the spot next to it just as people interact with each other. Robert Lardus is an artist who combines representation and abstraction in the same artwork. He uses unique metaphors. Inverts the meanings. The painter doesn’t write about people but writes in characters-people. Color and form symbolically convey relationships. The signs overlap and merge into larger forms. They compete with each other for space on which they are placed. They become similar in shape, color, and at other times are contrasted. The painting symbols used by the artist is an unlimited catalog. Both in terms of what can be described with it and what can be read by it.
His every painting is a story. As an abstract artist, he describes the conceptual process with his work. Through his work, the painter refers to his art metaphorically. He describes the world with pictorial symbolism, using terms such as language, vocabulary, conversation and narration. Lardus made his own alphabet from quasi-human figures. An alphabet with an infinite number of signs. In his painting symbols, he uses figures-signs in different ways and with different meanings.
This way he conducts a „conversation” with the recipients of his works. Overall, Lardus uses metaphorical characters. He describes the subject he is interested in and analyzes the impact of a work of art on potential viewers. In his painting symbols, he uses colors, shapes and his own artistic process, thus coding his thoughts on interpersonal relations.