Hard-edge painting by Robert Lardus – POLIPROFILES
Robert Lardus’s paintings from the POLIPROFILES series are abstract paintings in the hard-edge style. There are sudden transitions between colors. Color areas often have one consistent tone.
Hard-edge multi-layer paintings
Robert uses hard-edge to show the multi-layered and complex nature of human nature. The figures in the paintings are very enigmatic, even invisible, hidden under abstract forms. Robert Lardus does not impose his vision, he does not speak directly. The viewer’s brain demands that what penetrates his consciousness has a shape and a cause. When this expectation is not met, it creates its own projections. The result is surprising interpretations.
Lardus in the hard-edge painted POLIPROFILES series excels at suggestion. In science, this mechanism is called the left-hemisphere world interpreter. Without interpreting images, without judging, evaluating and analyzing – there is no art. Theworks do not carry an emotional charge until they are interpreted. We, the viewers, give them meaning. After a moment of looking, we will see animals, plants, creatures, objects, faces, whole figures.
Lardus’ canvases are finished entities. Precise hard-edge messages. And there is no contradiction in this with artistic considerations and a margin for the viewer’s interpretation. Robert Lardus presents us with visions, the viewer perceives them, but he, their creator, has the key to them. It is the artist who releases these visions with his works.
The artist likes to flirt with the culture of Asia, the culture to which he claims he owes his artistic catharsis. His element is hard-edge painting. The goal is a creative artistic journey, abstract deliberation, color and formal deliberations. In this journey he uses his own penetrating techniques. He expects the viewer to build his own world, his own interpretation. The artist believes that this way we become more aware of our own feelings.