Robert Foster – Solve et Coagula

Exhibition runs 20 January – 5 February, 12-5pm daily closed Mondays
Preview Thursday 19 January, 6-9pm


For Solve et Coagula, Foster will bring together in Test Space new works developed whilst on residency in September 2016 at Gamli Skóli, Hrísey, Iceland that explore the history and practice of alchemy. The project continues his on going interest into spirituality, esotericism and different modes of perceiving reality often deemed unsubstantiated by Western academic thought. Acting as fragments or clues, the works will ruminate on the way in which abstract knowledge is collected, ordered and decoded.

At the exhibition opening he will present Truth Immaterial, a new performance lecture that collates found imagery and vector diagrams to deliver an introduction to alchemical practice and potentially provide further insight into the objects and materials on show.

Robert Foster is an artist based in Cambridge, UK. He was born in Wegberg, Germany and studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, earning his bachelors in Fine Art in 2011. From 2012 – 2014 he lived and worked in Bristol and was a studio holder at Spike Island.

Recent solo exhibitions include Horizon, Roaming Room, London, UK (2016), Truth Immaterial, Crypt Gallery, London, UK (2016) and These Thoughts Form Between Us, NN Contemporary Art Project Space, Northampton, UK (2016).