His first name and temper were borrowed from a Swedish artist, his surname from the local jewellery store owner in young VA's village.
Robert Ingelbreć (°1982, Stockholm, Sweden) is an artist who mainly works with drawing. By demonstrating the universally lingering of a ‘corporate world’, his drawings reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.
His drawings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: space that is economically uninteresting.
His works demonstrate how artists develop beyond their own abstract aspirations and often tell a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilised’ selves. Robert Ingelbreć currently lives and works in Berlin.