“HERE IS HOW THE TRANSITION INTO THE MAMBO BEAT LOOKS LIKE 2016” BY ROBERTO M.A. ROBLES

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Roberto M. A. Robles, an artist who works with monk-like austerity and devotion, adds another stanza to his poetic body of work with “Here Is How The Transition Into The Mambo Beat Looks Like” 2016. Aside from considering basic shapes such as the oval and the square, Robles’s stark white sculptures pay homage to artists and themes that have claimed the artist’s attention for years.



“Here Is How The Transition Into The Mambo Beat Looks Like 2016 reprises an exhibition of the same title mounted three decades ago, in 1986 (in a Dadaist act, Robles randomly chose the phrase from a book). According to the artist, the current exhibition is “moving, in transit, still to the beat, to emancipation.” The repetition, like the structure of Mambo music, follows the “ups and downs toward nationalism.”



Roberto M. A. Robles was educated in the Philippines and Japan. An accomplished artist, his work has been exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Vargas Museum, 17th Asian International Art Exhibition Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art; South Korea, Jiyu Group Exhibitions Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; Japan, and at Beaux Art L’art dans le Monde Pont Alexandre III in Paris, France. His oeuvre has been surveyed in a Retrospective show at the Ateneo Gallery in 2011.

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