Marcelo Pombo |
(b. 1959, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Pombo is an important artistic figure in contemporary Argentinian art. His current work uses meticulously placed enamel in colorful blots in graphic settings and landscapes. His careful style speaks of a patient and controled application and a material presence established and made popular in Buenos Aires in the 90s. The artist currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, with his art exhibited internationally to wide critical acclaim.
Marcelo Pombo’s recent solo exhibitions include, 2005 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica; 1998 Dibujos, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Antologia de Dibujos, Fundacion Vox, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 2001.
The artists’ recent group exhibitions include, 2000 The Visionary Landscape, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Amnesia, Christopher Grimes Gallery and Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, which travels to The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota; 2001.
For this 2006 interview, curator Bill Kelley Jr. speaks to the artist while installing his exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.