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Robert Proch was a painter, muralist and animator who lived and worked in Poznan, Poland. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland.
Robert began putting up large-scale, provocative murals across his hometown of Bydgoszcz, Poland as a teen. He since exhibited extensively throughout Europe, including Poland, Denmark, France, Italy, Hungary, Estonia and Germany.
Proch’s abstract, figurative style was inspired by state-of-the-art animation as much as classic caricature, and impressionism as much as modernist graffiti. The artist’s grasp of movement and the distinct manner in which he employed it is central to the beguiling nature of his work.
The mini-narratives he painted examine the modern human condition using vivid colours and tangible emotions. Rather than being gritty or downbeat, Robert’s work was dynamic, arresting and often strangely encouraging; he presented an augmented emotional reality that is familiar and inviting.
Robert passed in 2019, may he forever rest in peace.