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Portrait 35: Klee

Roberto Voorbij

Portrait 35: Klee


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This is a limited edition of the original digital collage ‘Portrait 35: Klee’ from the Artist Portrait series by Robert0 Voorbij. Each print is signed by the artist, editioned to 6 ONLY, and printed on archival Klein Imaging Smooth Rag. The print measures 610 x 810mm and is available through Klein Editions.

Portrait 35 is part of the ongoing series ‘Artist Portraits’ by Visual and 3D artist Roberto Voorbij. It’s a limited edition giclée print featuring German artist Paul Klee. The series of collages was originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All portraits of the series follow the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face of the artist is replaced by one of their most significant artworks.

“The title of the used artwork is ‘Secret Letters’. In the light of its creation period 1937, it cannot be seen separately from National Socialism; a period in which the ‘Degenerate Artist’ Paul Klee was suppressed and censored. The surface used by Klee concerns a newspaper, which he covered with gesso – the basic underlay for paintings – and signs of charcoal. Does this symbolise a new beginning? Is the secret code a protection against the oppressor? At the same time as a possible language of the subconscious which only few have access to….” Roberto Voorbij

Medium : Fine Art Giclée Print
Year : 2017
Edition Size : 6
Dimensions : Print Size 610 x 810mm
Authentication : Signed, numbered and supplied with a certificate of authenticity
Shipping : Varies

This is a print of the original artwork ‘Portrait 35: Klee’ by Roberto Voorbij. The edition is limited to 6 and is printed on Klein Imaging Smooth Rag.

Roberto Voorbij was born in Woerden, The Netherlands, in 1974. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.

Voorbij studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was taught by, among others, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. For his B.F.A. graduation he was nominated for the ‘Prins Bernhard Fund’ and the ‘Piet Bakker Prize’, and more recent for the ‘Artist in Action Prize’.

National identity, commerciality and public space are recurring themes in Voorbij’s work. The artist is highly fascinated by the underlying politics, history and marketing strategy of our seemingly neutral environment. His ongoing ‘Artist Portraits’ series, originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES, has recently been exhibited at De Balie, Amsterdam and Leontia Gallery, London.

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