Robert Labor Jean Marie (signed LABOR) was born on 13 May 1937. He is a visual and multidisciplinary artist.
He received a degree in Design and Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts, and a degree in Art Teaching from Claude Bernard Paris (now Universities ARTS). He is a working artist and been teaching art for over 30 years as Professor of Fine Arts.
“ PAINTING is actually my MAIN TOPIC.”
“Since 1970s, I have experimented with figure, abstraction, conceptual art ... with the same interest ... I am always looking for a line to paint. I am seeking the immaterial and the inner mystery, the “How” and the “Why” of the subject matter, the sensations and the forms...”
“I work with many subjects, many mediums, I switch back and forth... I am seeking to bring some sense of time into my work... My work contains much reflection, my feelings, my desires... I reinvent the styles, and shapes, and materials; I take the content and place it into a new perception of current reality.”
“About me, I would like to say what Picasso had said earlier:
"It is the painting that commands me."