About

 

Robert Luzar is an artist, writer and educator living in Bristol, UK.

His works trace different interpretations of 'event'. He interprets the event not merely as what happens but as different ways of tracing changes in form, drive, and existence.

Born in Slovenia, raised in Canada, and having lived in the UK for over a decade, his life has been shaped by questions of subjectivity, change and dispossession – Where and what’s meant by home or origin? Who creates, works, exists?

He is interested in a principle of change called 'multiplicity'. This basically means that he plays with many different approaches, a multiplicity of disciplines––unconventional drawings, painting, live-art, performance, video, telematic works, and projection technology.

With viewers, he tries to present and share conditions that appear abstract (points, lines, planes, shadows) and concrete (space, the present, gravity, rhythm, action, decision, and image).

He interprets events through a 'trace' that is therefore philosophical and political in event. Tracing events of where and how persons, subjects and things can come together, live, insist, pass away––and still persist. Drive.

His writings are used to work through philosophical and theoretical problems, or irresolvable contradictions in, change as event and multiplicity.

Texts and Reviews:

Lloyd, Peta (2017) 'Draw to Perform 3, Crows Nest Gallery' (reviewed), Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 2:2, pp. 392-394.

Carlson, Brooke (2017) 'Moving Marks', Performance Art Journal (PAJ), 115, pp. 58-66.

Janus, Adrienne (2016) 'Introduction: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Image of Visual Culture', in Nancy and Visual Culture,  Giunta, C and Janus, A eds. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Withers, Rachel (2016) 'Minimalism in Architectural Space', a text for the exhibition Line, Point, Plane: Minimalism in Architecture 2. Nunnery Gallery, London.

Gagliardi, Francesco (2016) 'Demonstrations', in Skelf, a web-based art space –

http://www.skelf.org.uk/ARCHIVE/2016/Archive_Robert%20Luzar.html

Valente, Francesca (2016) Out of the Bush Gardens, Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada. Antiga: Imago Mundi.

Brookes, Francesca (2012) 'Pinching Until Skin Deep, In Conversation with Robert Luzar', www.thepilgrimages.wordpress.com

Juneau, Aaron (2012) 'Sisyphus Happy' (a review of the exhibition with Robert Luzar and Rachel Maclean), www.a-n.co.uk

Le Feuvre, Lisa (2005) 'Originals', a text for the MA degree exhibition at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

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