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Xavier Monclús: The Penguins of Amsterdam

Exhibition  /  28 May 2011  -  02 Jul 2011
Published: 26.05.2011
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
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(...) Xavier Monclus’s jewellery consists of collages bearing icons borrowed from the realms of children, advertising and comic-strip iconography. Not only does he make collages in a visual sense, but often literally too – his pieces include printed matter and all kinds of objets trouvés. (...)

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Xavier Monclús
Spanish visual art is various: beside distinguished monumental work, we may find absurdist and light-footed elements. Striking examples of this are Dali’s surrealism and the cartoon-like shapes of Mariscal. In the jewellery world Xavier Monclús is the number-one exponent of this free approach. In addition, he uses his medium to criticize the way in which we treat our world, and each other.

Xavier Monclus’s jewellery consists of collages bearing icons borrowed from the realms of children, advertising and comic-strip iconography. Not only does he make collages in a visual sense, but often literally too – his pieces include printed matter and all kinds of objets trouvés. On his previous visit to Amsterdam Monclús, among other things, acquired material for the title-piece Penguins of Amsterdam. In this, as in many cases, he uses animals as a catalyst; this brooch provides a good example of his work: Monclús contrives to conjure up images that are as alluring as they are impalpable. 

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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: Epicur sur Mer, 2010. Silver, wood, enamel, paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: Epicur sur Mer, 2010
Silver, wood, enamel, paint
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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: La casa de la Saviesa, 2010. Silver, wood, enamel paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: La casa de la Saviesa, 2010
Silver, wood, enamel paint
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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: Spiritual Terrier, 2010. Silver, enamel paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: Spiritual Terrier, 2010
Silver, enamel paint
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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: El Mite Universal, 2010. Silver, paper, plastic, enamel paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: El Mite Universal, 2010
Silver, paper, plastic, enamel paint
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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: Carrot and Rabbit corral, 2010. Silver, wood, paper, enamel paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: Carrot and Rabbit corral, 2010
Silver, wood, paper, enamel paint
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Xavier Monclús. Brooch: The penguins fron Amsterdam, 2011. Silver, copper, paper, enamel paint. Xavier Monclús
Brooch: The penguins fron Amsterdam, 2011
Silver, copper, paper, enamel paint
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