The impact of the works of Robert Pan derives from their beauty of concept and construction, from the intensity and splendor of their colors, from the exactitude and sure effect of the way those colors are nuanced. The pigments are applied in numerous successive layers, sealed in resin, and filed and polished, all in the light of carefully construed relationships between areas of opacity and transparence. Pan’s craftsmanship is the vehicle for the achievement of a multidimensional experience of color in which larger and more complex tones result from the varying articulation of the hues that resonate beneath them.
Robert Pan has always looked askance at the obvious, and has once again decided to voyage into places outside the realms of reason. He complicates our vision of daily experience, leading us beyond the extant and into the Eden of imagination, at the antipodes of objective observation. He allows us to grasp both the visible and invisible, material physicality and immaterial idea, the indeterminate point of view no less than the world of imperceptible detail, the metaphoric flowing of color and the immutable solidification of resins.
Among the main solo shows we remember: 2022, DarkMatter
, Galleria Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I); 2019, Robert Pan
, Sobering gallery, Paris (F) and The Way of Seeing
, Alien Art Centre, Taiwan (TW); 2018, Sans Souci
, Galleria Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I), Cosmic Latte
, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan (I) and Robert Pan
, Bermel von Luxburg, Berlin (D); 2017 Italian Contemporary
, Gallery Sun, Taipei (TW); 2016, Universi paralleli
, Robert Pan with Eduard Habicher, Centro arte contemporanea, Cavalese (I); Autark
, with Aron Demetz, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei (I), Rudolph Budja Gallerie, Miami (US), Mark Peet Vissar Gallery, Hertogenbosch (NL); 2015 MAHADI
, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan (I); 2014, 2011, 2008 and 2004, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano (I); 2012, Quasar
, Marco Rossi Artecontemporanea, Pietrasanta, Lucca (I); 2010, Tektorn
, Il Segno, Rome (I), Sternenstaub
, MarcoRossi artecontemporanea, Milan (I), Constellations
, Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art, Bolzano (I); 2006, Lîlâ
, Spiralearte artecontemporanea, Milan (I).
He has also exhibited in numerous group shows, both private and institutional, such as: 2022, Berlin meets Seoul
, Kunstleben Berlin in collaboration with Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Berlin (D) and CHOI & CHOI Gallery, Seoul (Korea); 2020, Equilibrium
, Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Berlin (D), LOCKOUT
, Fortezza Fortress (I) and Materia
, Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Berlin (D); 2019, Im Licht. Dialogue.
, Cassa di Risparmio Bolzano (I); 2017, Bocconi University, Milan (I); 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone (I), Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto (I) and Hofburg Brixen (I); 2015, Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art, Bolzano (I); 2014, Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt (D), Messner Mountain Museum Ripa, Castle of Brunico (I); 2013, Kunst Merano Arte, Merano (I); 2012, Reggia di Monza (I) and City Gallery Brunico (I); 2011, 54. Biennale di Venezia (I), Palazzo dei Mercanti, Venice (I) and Haus der Kunst, Vienna (A); 2010; Pinacoteca Civica, Follonica (I); 2009, ARCOS, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea del Sannio/Benevento (I) and GAM San Marino (RSM); 2007, RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (A); 2003, Vecchia Posta Ferroviaria, Bolzano (I); 2002, Phoenix Art – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (D).
Robert Pan was born in Bolzano in 1969. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture, in Urbino (I) from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 to 1992 he studied in Paris, then from '92 to '93 in London. In 1993 Robert Pan moved to New York on a scholarship and lived there until 1995. In 2013 he moved to Miami. He currently lives and works in Bolzano.