Robert Gligorov’s artwork (Macedonia 1960) is a captivating blend of visual impact and aesthetic delicacy, all united by a strong vein of irony. He uses video, photography, installation and painting by bending to the demands of a search that must measures themselves against the limits and ambiguities of representation and by these means, Gligorov conducts a systematic and meticulous investigations into the relationship between image and artifice, and into the cultural impact and the power iconography holds over the human conscience.
He has held solo exhibitions in major European capitals (Paris, Berlin, Madrid ) and Milan and Rome. His works are in major public and private collections.
Gligorov after a long study of drawing and painting has come to the conclusion that there is not an ideal medium for him. His two fixed points are , that artwork should not seem a work of art (in the traditional sense) and the second and more important is not to have a signature style and not recognize his work for obsessive repetition of a module, but the style is the strength and effectiveness of individual penetrating work disconnected by any of his past or future production. Art for Gligorov cannot and must not become a job but a pure and lucid gesture of heroic folly.
“Gligorov’s ideas, shimmer like bright shoals of fish in an ocean, turning this way and that way, swirling, transforming, volving in the unforeseen, the unexpected. The master of disguise has tricked and delighted us once again, and surprise is the essence of his art.”