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Xavier Robles de Medina

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A Freeze is Coming, 2013 Urethane Plastic 11 X 11 X 2.5 Inches
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Morning Haze, 2012 Watecolor on Paper 14.5 X 9 Inches
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Bump 'N Grind, July, 2013 Gypsum Cement 15 X 11 X 3
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Untitled , June 2014 Graphite on Paper 15 X 12 in
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She Sells Sea Shells, July 2014 Gypsum Cement and Urethane Plastic in Two Parts 10 X 17 X 1.75 in
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Self-portrait, February 2014 Oil on Wood Panel 9 X 9 in
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Break and Barge, 2015 Oil on Linen 27.5 X 59 Inches
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Paramaribo, Suriname
Birth year
1990
Lives in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Works in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Schools
St.Clare's, Oxford, 2008, IB
Savannah College of Art and Design, 2012, BFA
Representing galleries
Tags
lyrical, rythmic, casting sculpture, organic, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, modern
Statement

XAVIER ROBLES DE MEDINA is a Surinamese artist working in painting and sculpture. His sensibilities are deeply rooted in an observational drawing practice as well as an objective dissection of the painting as a three-dimensional object. He questions social and artistic categorizations, in search for a truth regarding his identity as it relates to the painting tradition. His distinctions during his BFA include First Place for Black and White Drawing, as well as the Canson Award at the 2010 Foundations Honors Show. His work has been published on the cover of Strathmore canvas pads, the cover of the Savannah COLLEGE of Art and Design graduate catalog, and reviewed in both Sranan Art Xposed vol. 5 and the Savannah Morning News. Medina is the gallery's youngest and among its most promising artists. His complexity of concept and the clarity with which he creates are critical foundations for the young body of work.