Robert Foster uses a multi-disciplinary practice to explore the nature of learning and the systems that govern how information is formulated and exchanged. Acting as fragments or clues, his works ruminate on the way in which abstract knowledge is collected, ordered and decoded.
His recent projects have explored spirituality, Esotericism and different modes of perceiving reality often deemed unsubstantiated by Western academic thought.
Embracing the potential that lies within the visual and historical associations that can be formed between disparate elements, the objects and materials he presents are intended to act as a constellation of elusive prompts that consider how our access to knowledge is controlled or permitted.
Often repurposing the architecture of learning, the resulting works create a link between unsubstantiated, evasive systems of belief and the oblique hierarchies of understanding that are fundamental to the decoding of contemporary art.
Robert Foster was born in Wegberg, Germany in 1989 and studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, earning his bachelors in Fine Art in 2011.
Recent solo exhibitions include Solve et Coagula, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol (2017), Horizon, Roaming Room, London (2016), Truth Immaterial, Crypt Gallery, London (2016) and These Thoughts Form Between Us, NN Contemporary Art Project Space, Northampton (2016).