Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Work from his oeuvre.
“Using a diverse variety of media, such as PowerPoint presentation, archive material, found objects or laser projected animation, Rubén Grilo explores the notion of art as pure information. The main point of departure is the tradition of conceptual art, but stripped of nostalgia. His work often takes the form of installations whereby complexity and the non-communicative use of language are as important as the narrative involved. Grilo’s installations commonly ask the viewer for a primary definition of “context”, diverting elements both from inside and outside, mirroring cultural values and challenging its own objectivity.” – Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.