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Onsdag - lørdag kl. 13-17


Re:Pro

Robert Cervera, Robin Seir

07.03.2015 - 21.03.2015
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PRESSEMEDDELELSE

The contemporary condition (the 'everything from everywhere in any order' nature of our time) may be felt as a debris landscape or as a primordial soup.

In either case, we are left to our own devices, as individuals or groups, trying to navigate this scene with only the certainty of our bodies. This applies to art practitioners as much as to any human being, and in many respects that is what brings the work of Robin Seir and Robert Cervera together.

From the cynical movements of the 1910s and 20s to the utopian idealisms of High Modernism, from the material investigations in Italian post-war art to the simulations in American Postmodernity, Cervera's and Seir's practices are connected by a multiplicity of readings and a pick-and-mix approach to yesterday's legacies.

There is in their work a running feeling of material being coerced into form, of substances having to adapt to lines, structures and presets, whistling to the echo of Modernist tunes. Messiness, approximation and the unruliness of matter prod the blueprint's back with a cheeky smile, like a 'post-' movement coming to poke fun at its righteous forebear.

Ultimately, this show takes as its starting point an acknowledgement of historical continuity and risks, from our place in time, both retrospective and prospective views.

Robert Cervera's sculptures explore materiality and our relationship with it. The one-to-one physical encounter between the viewer and the work is paired with a reassessment of the nature and behaviour of the materials used, which seem to defy their assumed roles and taxonomies. Robert Cervera was born in Barcelona in 1976 and lives in London. He completed his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in June 2014 and was awarded the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize 2014.

In looking back at something that looked forward, Robin Seir's paintings draw from past art and design movements that together share the forward-looking nature of 'the progressive'. In particular those referential visual trends that seem to come back or re-occur as neo-trends to a new generation of visual consumers unaware of origin. Robin Seir was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1986. He holds a BA (hons) from Chelsea College of Art and Design and is currently doing his MA at the Royal Academy Schools.

Robert and Robin have exhibited together in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum and at Studio 1.1 Gallery, and first met while studying their Fine Art Foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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