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Portrait 40: Miró. LARGE - Limited Edition of 6 Photograph

Roberto Voorbij


Photography, Digital on Paper

Size: 24 W x 32 H x 0.1 D in

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‘Portrait 40: Miró. LARGE’ is part of the ongoing series Artist Portraits. Originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All digital collages from this series follow the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face is replaced by a work of this artist. The depicted ‘Carnival of Harlequin’ is Joan Miró’s first – and probably best known – surrealist painting, the style that focuses on the dream and the subconscious, by which this portrait literally seems to give a view of the artist’s inner world. The harlequin still half in sight, still visible is his characteristic diamond pattern which seems to resonate in Miró’s tie and pocket square. But it’s above all the fanciful, hybrid figures, the dancing cat, the insect in the dice, the floating musical notes that seem to contrast with the neat suit of the portrayed, or do they eventually resound in the halucinating stripes on his jacket?
More generally, you could say that this portrait deals with representation and identity, the artist as a work of art, art as representation of the maker, the group identity. The Artist Portraits have recently been exhibited at Leontia Gallery – London, Popinnart – Amsterdam and Bedford Gallery – Walnut Creek, California. Printed as high quality Giclée Print: Klein Imaging Smooth Rag 300gsm. 

Edition of 6

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Photography:Digital on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:6

Size:24 W x 32 H x 0.1 D in

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Roberto Voorbij (1974) lives and works in Amsterdam, holds a bachelor degree in Visual Arts and Art History from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and has attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he took classes from a.o. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle during the late 1990s. Voorbij is a multidisciplinary artist, apart from working with ‘ready made’ materials, he works with 3D Software, (digital) collage and video. Besides (national) identity are public space and religion recurring themes in Voorbij's work. The latter interest is motivated by a Catholic upbringing, which contrasts with an ever-increasing secularization in the Netherlands. From this perspective also his 'Artist Portraits' can be interpreted - besides the clear reference to the art world - more spiritually. As a form of animism the question arises whether a work of art itself can become inspired, how the maker resonates and transforms into the creation he or she leaves behind. In addition to a representation by online gallery Saatchi Art, Voorbij is represented by Leontia Gallery in London. In 2020 his work was part of the International Biennial of Asunción, Paraguay. As part of a group show his short ‘Without clear purpose’ screened at Museum of the Moving Image, New York. The next year his short ‘Carte Blanche’ screened at BOMBA Gallery, Moscow. One of his Artist Portraits was part of the traveling group exhibition 'The World of Frida' in the United States until 2022. Further, from 2024-2027 his short ‘Carte Blanche’ will be screened in the elevators of citizenM, Austin, US.

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