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