Robert Vanecke PSEUDOLOGIA FANTASTICA calligraffiti art
Calligraffiti art is an art form combining calligraphy, typography and graffiti, integrating letters and signs into complex compositions. Through forms referring to letters, Ronert Vanecke conveys a broader message by aesthetically changing them to go beyond literality, by transforming words and characters, or groups thereof, into complex visual compositions. For Rob, calligraffiti is an aesthetic and intellectual experience, combining tradition with modern uncontrollable self-expression. Calligraffiti art is definitely more than traditional handwriting. It is a way to translate commonly known forms into a completely new symbolism.
Rob’s Calligraffiti art is a unique form, different from commonly recognized styles of calligraphic art. It acquires the features of abstract symbolism because it does not recognize any rules, while traditional calligraphy is subject to them. As a conscious representative of calligraffiti, Robert Vanecke breaks from the principles of typography and allows himself to transform and deconstruct letters and combine them with other symbols and signs in a very creative way. He prefers to use characters from his own dictionary to create visual compositions, new languages. The technique of calligraffiti is characterized by directness in its entirety and finesse in detail.
Robert’s Calligraffiti art is a complex process: paradoxical because it is characterized and consists of many elements that seem contradictory. It combines tradition with modernity. On the one hand, Robert Lardus plays with the beauty and attractiveness of forms, on the other, he provokes in a sophisticated way. The signs are precise but also full of spontaneity. Philosophical undertones, clearly defined theme, simplicity of composition – they allude to but are not a clear message.