Robert Proch (born in 1986 in Bydgoszcz, Poland) is undoubtedly one the most promising talents of the emerging Polish contemporary art scene. With a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, city where he lives and works, he has already exhibited with solo shows in key art galleries such as Lazarides (London, 2014), Openspace (Paris, 2013 and in 2015 at the Bastille Design Center) and The Outsiders (Newcastle, 2012). Proch has also participated in group shows at the Puteaux City Hall gallery (Puteaux, France, 2014), Whitewalls (San Francisco, 2013), and Thinkspace (Los Angeles, 2012).
The art of Robert Proch is an experiment of the imagination. He creates impressive visions, contemporary landscapes, half-way between abstraction and figuration. The artist draws inspiration from daily life events and the urban environment that he reduces to their essential elements to create a geometric vision in which the human figure is suspended in a complex and fragmented world. Like in a deconstructed and metaphorical architecture, the final visual appearance of his images is characterized by an inspiring unpredictability and a controlled chaos. Inside these fictional landscapes he creates imaginary narratives: often isolated figures, or estranged from each other, in a precarious balance between what could or would never happen. Time is an important aspect in Proch’s work. Nevertheless, in spite of the great aesthetic dynamism, Proch’s figures seem paralyzed, suspended in an uncertain moment and space.
Robert Proch’s works: http://www.prochrobert.com/canvas
We would like to thank the Wurderkammen Gallery in Rome
Music and video edition: Antonello Nebbia
Videomaker: Antoine Reboul