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.
According to the art critic Ivan Quaroni, Robert Pan is an artist who has spent over thirty years plumbing the depths of his own mind so as to build up a visual universe, poised between painting and sculpture, wherein one can legitimately glimpse a sort of intuitive transcription of geography of the heavens. Considering the spiritual and enigmatic nature of some of Robert Pan’s allusions, his cosmologies – or perhaps we should call them cosmogonies – are not the result of an astronomical observation of the mysteries of deep space but, rather, the outcome of an artistic practice that has ended up coinciding with the very exercise of introspection.
Robert Pan was born in Bolzano in 1969. Studied Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department, 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 moves to New York thanks to a scholarship, and lived there until 1995. From 2013 the artist works between Miami, Bolzano and Frankfurt.
Some of the most important personal exhibitions are, in 2018 Cosmic Latte, Lorenzelli Arte, Milano (IT) and Robert Pan, Bermel von Luxburg, Berlino (D); in 2017 Italian Contemporary, Gallery Sun, Taipei (TW); in 2016 Universi paralleli, Robert Pan with Eduard Habicher, Centro arte contemporanea, Cavalese (IT), Autark mit Aron Demetz, Galerie Doris Ghetta, St. Ulrich (IT), the Rudolph Budja Gallerie, Miami (USA) and the Mark Peet Vissar Gallery, Hertogenbosch (NL); in 2015, MAHADI, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano (IT); in 2014, 2011, 2008 and 2004 at the Goethe Gallery, Bolzano (IT); in 2012, Quasar, Marco Rossi Artecontemporanea, Pietrasanta, Lucca (IT); in 2010, Tektorn, Il Segno, Roma (IT), Sternenstaub, MarcoRossi artecontemporanea, Milano (IT) and Constellations, Museion, Museum of contemporary art, Bolzano (IT). Finally, in 2006, Lîlâ at Spiralearte artecontemporanea, Milano (IT).
Regarding the group exhibitions, we remember, in 2017, the Bocconi University, Milano (IT); in 2016, the contemporary art museum of Lissone (IT), Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto (IT), the Archiepiscopal Museum, Bressanone (IT); in 2015, Museion, museum of contemporary art, Bolzano (IT); in 2014, the Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt (D) and the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa, Brunico (IT); in 2013, Kunst Merano Arte, Merano (IT); in 2012, the Reggia di Monza, Monza (IT) and the city museum Bruneck/Brunico (IT); in 2011 at the 54. International Art Exhibition of the Biennale Venezia (IT), Palazzo dei Mercanti, complesso Madonna Dell’Orto, Venezia (IT) and the Haus der Kunst, Wien (A); in 2010, the Pinacoteca Civica, Follonica (IT); in 2009, the museum of contemporary art Sannio/Benevento (IT) and the modern and contemporary art gallery, San Marino (RSM); in 2007, the RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (A); in 2003, the Vecchia Posta Ferroviaria, Bolzano (IT) and, lastly, the Phoenix Art – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (D) in 2002.