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.
20.12.2019 Thank you for joining us one more year — The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2019 until January 16, 2020.
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
12.09.2019 Istanbul, Turkey. Matías Duville presents a Solo Project in the Main Sector of the fair, which this year has the artistic direction of Anissa Touati.
31.08.2019 Fantasy, hallucinogenic states, humor and erotism serve to create imaginary worlds inspired by erotic art from the Moche culture of Northwest Peru. Miguel Ángel Ríos goes on a hallucinogenic trip through his own fantasies and with reference to the fragmentation of shapes and the self.
31.08.2019 Artists: Xil Buffone, Cristina Coll, Josefina Labourt, Maruki Nowacki. Editor: Martín Legón. Curators: Guadalupe Creche & Martín Legón