Marcelo Pombo (Buenos Aires, 1959) is a reference figure in the art that emerged in the 1990s at the “Centro Cultural Rojas.” The appearance of an aesthetic removed from hard conceptualism stimulated theoretical debate on categories like kitsch, light, banal, pink and gay. Pombo used pop icons such as juice cartons and other ready-madeitems of everyday consumption. He carried out interventions on them both psychodelically and ornamentally with drops of enamel, bows and accessories imitating jewellery. He thus ironically highlighted the relationship between art and handicrafts, and vulgarity-luxury, questioning the legitimisation implied by value in art. In his paintings space is represented as a scenography of superimposed planes, a modality that links him to the iconographic tradition of Argentine landscapes.
His most recent exhibitions include Marcelo Pombo, un artista del pueblo (Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 2015), Los duendes del campo decoraron el patrimonio durante la noche (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 2013), Mi primera exposición en Galería Witcomb, (Castagnino-Roldán, 2012).
[...] "Finding its way between agitating self-consciousness and sleepwalking automatism, Marcelo Pombo reads History and his story over and over again in an exhibition that unfolds as strangely as dreams: a series of successive stations holding particularly vivid, mystifying instants of contemplation, visionary images. The iconographies he has been treasuring throughout his extensive journey return once again but disruptively". Federico Baeza for Templos de barrio by Marcelo Pombo.
16.03.2020 After careful consideration and taking into account the recommendations of authorities and health specialists in relation to COVID-19, Barro will open only by appointment. We will inform about the opening of “Eyeballing. Golf a go go” by Alejandra Seeber and “Requiem” by Rubén Baldemar. Follow us in our social media accounts for more information about news and activities.
21.02.2020 Escenarios Dinámicos. Exhibition that brings together the works selected and awarded in the Visual Arts Contest 2019 of theFondo Nacional de las Artes. At Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.
03.02.2020 As geological and political territories erode, Earth becomes a more volatile entity. Facing Earth by Agustina Woodgate at George Mason University, Washington DC, USA.
01.02.2020 The proposal of the Faivovich & Goldberg duo turns the room into a pavilion for the exhibition of the meteorite, one of pieces of the Museum Collection. Museo Historico Provincial de Rosario Dr. Julio Marc.
15.12.2019 Miami Beach, USA. The gallery includes works by Matías Duville, Gabriel Chaile and Amalia Ulman. The Nova sector features strong juxtapositions and pieces fresh from the artist's studio.
03.12.2019 The Source by Agustina Woodgate in Disruptions at Collins Park, Miami. Curated by Diana Wechsler & Florencia Battitii for Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires.
02.12.2019 Renacimiento, 2019 in The Last Supper, Faena Festival Miami. Curated by Zoe Lukov. Ph: Geraldine (oven), 2019. Iron structure, fire clay bricks, adobe and topsoil, 320 x 200 x 120 cm.
08.11.2019 Exhibition: Bardo — 5 años. Group Show. Artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Diego Bianchi, Joaquín Boz, Gabriel Chaile, Nicola Costantino, Matías Duville, Faivovich & Goldberg, Mónica Giron, Nani Lamarque, Martín Legón, Mondongo, Marcelo Pombo, Miguel Angel Ríos, Alejandra Seeber, Amalia Ulman, Agustina Woodgate.
24.09.2019 Acople. Curated by Jimena Ferreiro. This show proposes to dramatize some ideas-strength that organize the local art narrative through a matching system, as random as inscribed in the personal canon of the artists involved.
20.09.2019 At London Open House 2019, London UK @openhouselondon. Curators: Melina Berkenwald & Alessio Antoniolli @gasworkslondon