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