Robert Turner Collective

The Robert Turner Collective was founded in 2019 by Louis-Hadrien Robert and Paul Turner. Louis-Hadrien lives and works in Clermont-Ferrand, France and Paul in Geneva, Switzerland.

Intent on creating artworks that, while often abstract, remain fundamentally human, the collective explores the relationship between the mathematics of digital images and aesthetic perception. Algorithms are used at an early stage of the process to create basic compositional elements for subsequent hand-crafting. The choice of elements, their relative weightings, and all as- pects of colour, are put back into human hands to be blended into a final composition. For still works it is the physical piece that is considered final, rather than its electronic precursor. Such works are "digital" only in as much as a painter’s canvases are "chemical" because of the prior mixing of the paints.

The collective is active in many domains – audiovisual installations, performances, moving and still images – often working in transdisciplinary projects involving music, sound art and dance.