Adrián Villar Rojas, From the series Lo que el fuego me trajo (What fire has brought to me), 2013. Favorite
Adrián Villar Rojas (b.1980, Rosario, Argentina) is one of the most exciting artists to have emerged in recent years. The inaugural exhibition of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, as well as Villar Rojas’ first in the UK, Today We Reboot The Planet is the artist’s direct response to the Gallery building’s original use (a former ammunition store, built in 1805).
Renowned for his large-scale sculptural work, Villar Rojas draws on his self-declared fascination with topics as diverse as science fiction, comic books, popular music and quantum mechanics, his often fantastical installations appearing as relics from an invented antiquity or an imagined future.
Adrián Villar Rojas’ limited edition is a lyrical representation of the artist’s relationship to technology – both in relation to the digital storage of the music that has been so important to his practice, but also in the potential for contemporary graphics programmes to create new work. This rich, colourful work brings together the artist’s fascination with photography and the transformative powers of imagination, fantasy and new technology. It was first created as a preparatory work for Villar Rojas’ first exhibition using clay, Lo que el fuego me trajo (What fire has brought to me) in Buenos Aires, 2008, an exhibition the artist harks back to in Today We Reboot The Planet.
Medium: Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag bright white
Size: 42 cm x 29.7 cm
Edition of 200,
Signed and numbered
Price: £175 excl. VAT (£210 incl. VAT)
This limited edition Adrián Villar Rojas print is available at Serpentine Gallery