Robert Lardus – DYSMORPHOPHOBIA abstract concept

The abstract concept in Robert Lardus painting

Robert Lardus wrote down the painterly abstract concept in the form of post-painterly abstraction. This trend is based on the rejection of mysticism, abstract expressionism and any residual references to the outside world. What the painter creates is purely actual art, an abstract concept. Images function in terms of basic elements of the medium itself: form, color, texture, composition, and so on.

What abstract concept is hidden in the DYSMORPHOPHOBIA series of paintings? Robert Lardus wanted a harmony of forms, colors and a balanced composition. It’s a tricky series, a series with a message. The author paints alla prima, there is no possibility to correct mistakes. He creates images spontaneously, but with a clear, readable concept for each work. Perhaps none of these artwork is a model of perfection, but it introduces you to the state of serenity and satisfaction with the reception.

Painting dysmorphism can be found in each of the artworks. However, not the real flaws, but the imaginary ones, the phobic blemishes are the worst. They torment, destroy and cause misery. DYSMORPHOPHOBIA shows the author’s uncertainty. First and foremost, each image requires the author’s approval, just as any image of a person requires the acceptance of its host. Does this approach explain what a beautiful painting is?

Painting technique

Robert Lardus paints instinctively. This is the impression emanating from his artworks. In each of them he trusts his artistic intuition. As a result, the painter obtains the artistic elusiveness of his paintings. Rhythm is the basis of his formal choices. He does not give any meaning to the selected forms that make up the composition. They are unambiguous and easy to convey. 

Robert artworks are a completely abstract language. Pure abstract concept of painting. The language of unambiguous color, repetitive rhythms, harmonious forms. It is a private journey in the area of ​​searching for harmony and beauty.The artist uses luminous, intense colors. All canvases have simple, legible and open compositions. This approach to composition is crucial for the works of the DYSMORPHOPHOBIA series. The artist wanted a message detached from associations. Artist move from presenting the relationships of individual elements to entire systems. He surprises with the richness of colorful and formal combinations. That is why abstract concept is very intriguing and unique.