Inspired by alchemy and the esoteric, Robert Foster brought new sculptural and photographic works to Test Space. Developed whilst on residency at Gamli Skóli, Hrísey, Iceland (September 2016), these works acted as fragments or clues, ruminating on how abstract knowledge is collected, ordered and decoded.
On the opening night, he presented Truth Immaterial, a new performance lecture offering further insight into the objects and materials presented.
Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.
Robert Foster is an artist currently researching alchemy, esotericism and different modes of perceiving reality.
He was born in 1989 in Wegberg, Germany and studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, earning his bachelors in Fine Art in 2011.
He lives in Cambridge, UK and is a studio holder at Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn.