Marcelo Pombo (Buenos Aires, 1959) is a reference figure in the radical 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).
Marcelo Pombo presents a series of showcases and two pieces of sackcloth, which he uses to associate concrete art, informalism, craftsmanship and terrestrial aspects (represented by mud).
26.04.2017 Upcoming exhibition by Amalia Ulman . Opening 20.05.2017
22.04.2017 In "El presente está encantador" (The enchanting now), Bianchi draws energy from that collection to transform it into a great work of his own that also includes pieces by Alberto Heredia, Enio Iommi, Aldo Paparella, Ruben Santantonín, Emilio Renart, to name a few.Through August 6
21.04.2017 Pop Up is the first event organized by Barro in New York and that will feature painting, sculpture, actions, live music, and texts.
19.04.2017 Published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Valise, is a collective artists’ project, unites seven South American artists—Johanna Calle, Mateo López and Nicolás Paris, Maria Laet, Rosângela Rennó, Matías Duville, and Christian Vinck Henriquez—with the Argentine writer César Aira. Through June 4
11.04.2017 Guided Tour at Nani's Lamarque Show, La Evaporación del Encanto.
11.03.2017 La evaporación del encanto by Nani Lamarque. Untill 22.04.17
10.03.2017 Projection, 2012. Charcoal on paper, 1870 x 3510 x 64 mm. Matias Duville is part of the collection of the TATE, London, UK since 2017.
24.02.2017 Under de Si is an installation, performance and theater project where Luis Garay and Diego Bianchi dismantle the idea of “real” to surrender to impure fiction. Dozens of performers resist, adapt and over-adapt to an unstable system. (24, 25_02, 20:30 hrs).
23.02.2017 Ivory press, Madrid, we will be hosting a panel discussion about artists’ books with the participation of May Castleberry (editor of contemporary editions, MoMA), Elena Ochoa Foster and the artists Maria Laet, Matias Duville, Nicolás Paris and Marc Quinn. Include a presentation of The Valise Project, published by MoMA’s Library Council.
22.02.2017 Diego Bianchi and Marcelo Pombo take part in ARGENTINA PLATAFORMA ARCO, Curated by Inés Katzenstein. (P7, G12).