Three years after his last solo exhibition in Tokyo, Roberto Mollá (Valencia, 1966) will show a new serie of drawings and paintings, with the title RED GRID, at the Kobo Chika Gallery in Shibuya.
The exhibition will be the continuation of the series of artworks that he exhibited, throughout 2006, in galleries such as Roberts & Tilton (Los Angeles), the Geoffrey Young Gallery at Great Barrington (Massachusetts) or the Kanazawa’s Art Center.
The title of the exhibition wants to emphasize the importance in these works of a drawing material, the graph paper, with which Roberto Mollá has been working for ten years, since he initiated, granted by the Marunuma Artists-Residence in Asaka, the Digital Heroes serie.
The references to nurbs and metaballs in previous drawings and paintings, are blended now with a flatter treatment, an increasing formal complexity and certain ornamental baroque style of Eastern inspiration, in which the allusions to the pop art, the constructivism and the geometric abstraction of Spanish painters such as Palazuelo or Barbadillo are constant.
Kobo Chika Gallery, 2-21-3, Ebisu. Shibuya - ku. Tokio 150 - 0013
Exhibition opening. Rintaro, Anu and the 6 povestei legkikh kontsakh serie. Barbadillo Teddy Toy. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm. 2007
KESTING / RAY is pleased to return to Fountain New York for the 2012 edition and 7th annual fair in NY. With Fountain’s move to the 69th Regiment Armory, a well known icon with historic context in the American Art Scene, KESTING / RAY will unveil a collection of artworks from; Brian Leo, Beka Goedde, Swoon, Ben Wolf, Alyssa Dennis, Stephanie Dotson and Roberto Molla.
Fountain Art Fair opens this Friday, March 9th, unleashing an unparallelled platform of nearly 60 exhibitors, artist projects, performance artists and musical guests for its 7th annual New York exhibition. Fountain in thrilled to be taking place at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th st, location of the original 1913 Armory Show, and the venue where Marcel Duchamp exhibited the notorious ready-made namesake of the fair, Fountain.
Fountain, brainchild of Lincoln Capla, David Kesting, and John Leo, held its inaugural New York exhibition in 2005 as an attempt to gain leverage for young, independent galleries with strong, aggressive campaigns. This first show featured a mere three Brooklyn-based galleries, and boasted a fresh DIY attitude that catered to a yet untouched niche of the art fair scene. As Fountain continues to expand, the fair maintains at its heart a raw, unfettered spirit that distinguishes it from other art fairs.
Fountain remains true to its Brooklyn roots with a heavy contingency of exhibitors and sponsors from that creatively booming borough.
Roberto Mollá. The enemy wants to know what you know (keep it under your Stetson) 3 y 4. 2011
Lápiz, gouache y tinta sobre papel milimetrado
58 x 41 cm
About Fountain Art Fair
Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend.
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street
March 9 - March 11, 2012
View directions here
Hours & Special Events:
Friday, March 9, 1pm–7pm – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 9, 7pm–11pm – Artlog presents: Public Opening Night Reception, Fab 5 Freddy (DJ set)
Saturday, March 10, 7–11pm – Art For Progress presents: Saturday Night Party and a night of multimedia art
General Hours: Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 1pm–7pm
$10 day pass / $15 weekend pass at the door
buy discounted tickets online!