Graphite, Graphite, ink and gouache on graph paper
Dimensions: 20cm (H) x 33cm (W) / 7.9" (H) x 13" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 21 December - 26 December
This item ships from Spain
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat
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About the art
"Keep it under your Stetson"express Molla´s constant search for the perfect balance between organic and geometric forms. This drawing on graph paper is one of his unique pieces inspired by the American artist Edward McKnight Kauffer and its poster series created during WWII for the John B. Stetson Company, known the world over as a maker of stylish hats. In this body of work, Mollá shows a clear tension between abstract, geometric compositions and figurative visual codes. With a tightly limited color palette of grey and black, Mollá remixes historical iconography in his work to create a style uniquely his own. In an article for Whitewall Magazine, writer Lily Alexander illuminated this concept of warping in the artist's work: “Time is flexible in Mollá’s work, and different time periods and styles exist simultaneously. We enter the graph as a multi-dimensional world – which allows our minds to grasp what time might look like if it is layered rather than linear” . Mollá's stylistic endeavor creates a polarizing effect - an almost magnetic push-pull sensibility. As artist Shepard Fairey, a collector of Mollá's work, has written, “the tension between all these elements is fascinating. At a glance they are graphically powerful, but then they also have this meticulous subtlety which is just beautiful.”
Based in: Valencia
Roberto Mollá (b. 1966, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish artist associated with the Contemporary Post- conceptual Painting. He has worked in the media of painting, drawing and photography. Mollá received a BFA in 1989 from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) with a Major in Painting. His work has been …
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