Artists: Robert Proch
Location: The Outsiders Newcastle
Dates: Friday 24th of February 2012 to Saturday 14th of April 2012
From Europe's own tiger economy of Poland comes an urban artist unlike any other. Robert Proch's abstract, colourful figurative work has already gained considerable traction in central Europe. Now The Outsiders brings the 25 year-old to Newcastle for his first ever UK solo exhibition. Proch's style is inspired by state-of-the-art animation as much as classic caricature, and impressionism as much as modernist graffiti.
But rather than being 'gritty' or downbeat Robertʼs work is dynamic, arresting and often strangely encouraging: he presents an augmented emotional reality that remains pleasing to identify with. Proch's huge outdoor frescos stop traffic wherever they appear, but are equally suited to a gallery interior. The paintings are made with acrylics on canvas and range from 30cm by 30cm square to 100cm by 100cm. Also a successful animator, Proch's grasp of movement and the distinct manner in which he employs it is central to the beguiling nature of his work, and The Outsiders Newcastle is thrilled to be screening a selection of these film works as part of this exhibition.