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
Roberto Mollá will join the group show JACK curated by Geoffrey Young. The exhibition will include the drawings of 16 artists, all but two from NYC: KIRSTEN DEIRUP, WILL DUTY, DONALD BAECHLER, ANGELA DUFRESNE, S. CLAY WILSON, LARISSA BATES, CARY SMITH, BARBARA TAKENAGA, WARREN ISENSEE, KATIA SANTIBANEZ, ERIC FERTMAN, REBECA RANEY, WILLIAM ANTHONY, BLAZE LAMPER, SEAN BLUECHEL and ROBERTO MOLLÁ.
ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY. 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Higa. Lápiz y tinta sobre papel milimetrado. 20 x 30 cm. 2006