Biography – ROBERT INDIANA
Robert Indiana is an American painter born 1928 in New Castle (Indiana). Robert Clark, said Robert Indiana, studied art from 1945 in several institutions: the John Herron School of Art of Indianapolis, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Edinburgh College of Art during a stay in Scotland until 1954. He moved to New York in 1958 and in 1962, he participated in the “New Realists” exhibition that brought together many of the international artists who also identified in the Pop Art movement. Indiana is part of the second wave of American pop artists. He expresses himself through neon tubes, geometric shapes (circles, stars, pentagons) with uniform colors. He works a lot on graphic signs and manages to express himself by means of letters and numbers. In 1966, the word “Love” became his favorite motif and in 1973 it appeared on a stamp from the US Post and then as huge sculptures made of aluminum or steel. Indiana is the creator of the famous “Love” sculpture exhibited in the ‘Love Park’ in Philadelphia. His work “Love” with the leaning “o” becomes a reference image of Pop Art. Indiana thinks that art awakens the love that people carry within them, provided they meet with each other’s every day. The artist will use it constantly, obsessively, invading North America. The paintings and serigraphs of Indiana are composed of words, signs and symbols that form an iconography close to the cold and geometric Hard Edge movement, representative of US abstraction.