ROBERT PAN

Robert Pan (Bolzano, 1969) produces his works through a lengthy process involving superimposition of numerous layers of resin. He uses physical and chemical processes of corrosion with acids, application of copper plating and oxidation of iron and other methods to seek particular hues. Resin, a material Pan has been working with for many years, serves the function of adding nobility to gesture and presence in search of vibrant power. Peter Weiermair calls him an alchemist of colour, and Danilo Eccher calls him a poet «of the uncertainty of perception and appearance». His artwork are colourful objects, always results of an experimental production process. Though remaining formally abstract they remind us of macro- and microshapes in nature, celestial landscapes or geologic structures – and leave space for imagination. Robert Pan’s work has met with critical acclaim in Italy and abroad and has been included in public and private collections since 1991.