Robert Barta casts an amused eye on the world and finds the material for his artistic work in everyday objects or situations-the foundations of his unbridled world. With slight alterations, incongruous combinations, plays on words and shift in meaning, he establishes a strategy of misuse which transforms the nature of familiar objects to reveal their inner essence and the paradoxes and tensions that give them life.
Robert Barta (*1975, Prague) studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kџnste Munich und the San Francisco Art Institute, where he made his MFA.
Works in public collections and commissioned artworks:
CNAP Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris (F)
MY PRIVATE Mazzari Collection, Milano (I)
Sammlung HAUS N, Peter Niemann, Kiel (D)
Columbus Art Foundation Ravensburg/Leipzig (D)
Sammlung der Deutschen Bundesbank Frankfurt a.M. (D)
Thomas Mann Villa, Munich (The tree on a tree tree 2005) (D)
EMDASH Foundation, private collection Berlin/London (GB)
Hљfels collection – private collection Berlin/Potsdam (Pinocchio 2010) (D)
Kunst am Bau – QUIVID Landeshauptstadt Mџnchen (Footprints 2012) (D)
private collections in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United States
Art Rotterdam6 - 10 Feb 2019For Art Rotterdam 2019 Rutger Brandt Gallery (booth 6) showcases three young and talented artists: Carlos Sagrera (1987, Madrid), Matthias Schaareman (1986, Arnhem) and Robert Barta (1975, Prague). All three...
Luca Grimaldi & Robert BartaKiosk 11 Feb - 11 Mar 2017KIOSK - opening Saturday February 11 from 4 - 6pm Luca Grimaldi & Robert Barta For the show KIOSK, the two artists collaborated in selecting works that combine their common...