Xavier Robles de Medina
Xavier Robles de Medina (b. 1990, Paramaribo), lives and works in London. In 2012, he received his B.F.A. in animation and painting from SCAD, and in 2019 he graduated from the Master's program in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Robles de Medina’s combined consideration of surface, and personal archive—spanning from generic signs to highly specific historical sources—are meditated via a Cartesian coordinate system. In 2015 he was nominated for the Prix de Rome Visual Arts (NL), and the following year he earned a place on the shortlist of the Royal Award for Modern Painting (NL). Recent solo exhibitions include, if you dream of your tongue, beware at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York (2016); als het hele lichaam oor zou zij (if the whole body were an ear) at Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname (2018); The Future Looms Dark and that we can Scarcely at Barbé Urbain Gallery, Belgium (2018); and Opportunty Cost at Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles (2019). Upcoming solo exhibitions include Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2020), and the SCAD Museum of Art’s Emerging Artist Anex (2020).