Friday, 28 September 2012
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada first UK appearance at Moniker Art Fair 2012
Suben is proud to announce its participation at London's Moniker Art Fair 2012 introducing, for the first time in UK, new works and installation by the urban art legend Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada will present new works of his most recent gallery directions. Urban Analogies: charcoal drawings created on extracted wall surfaces that are over 250 years. Memorylithics: Sculptures created using recovered architectural materials that are over 500 years old.
The significance of his site specific installation 'The Penetrating Surface' lies upon the importance given to the weathered and worn urban wall surfaces and salvaged building material for their intrinsic value. His masterful drawings and sculptures give importance to these textures and materials for the intangible memory that they possess and the passage of time that they portray.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American contemporary artist based in Spain. He is a founder of the New York City Culture Jamming movement and is an innovator in the international urban art scene. Since the late 90´s he has been creating a counter balance to the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers by creating impressively huge photo realistic charcoal portraits of anonymous people only to enjoy the beauty of how they fade away into the cityscape and the moment. His unique direction was mentioned in Naomi Klein´s book No Logo published in 2000, and was a precursor of the use of anonymous portraits now common in street art. He is an urban artist that is way ahead of the curve and is blowing peoples minds. .
"His attitudes remain his inspiration in his arresting public work now, which is an altogether larger affair - taking on not just advertising, but political thought too. The results are thought-provoking work, which make typical street art look like child’s play." Alice E. Vincent for The Huffington Post UK
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