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Adrián Villar Rojas, Two Suns (II), 2015, mixed media. Installation view.

Adrián Villar Rojas

Marian Goodman Gallery | New York

Adrián Villar Rojas, Two Suns (II), 2015, mixed media. Installation view.

The Argentinean artist Adrián Villar Rojas offers his audience a mash-up of the adolescent iconographies that have fascinated him since he was a teenager: that of sci-fi, with its robots and spaceships; that of the postapocalyptic, derived from graphic novels and video games; and that of the prehistoric, with its dinosaurs and primitive tools. “Two Suns,” his first solo exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, might be understood as an endpoint of his long-term exploration of these surreal pre- and post-human universes.

To explain, it is necessary to return to Villar Rojas’s 2008 solo exhibition “Lo que el fuego me trajo” (What Fire Has Brought Me), at Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte in Buenos Aires. For that show, the artist turned the basement of the gallery into an archaeological dig filled with thousands of broken clay tiles and numerous sculptures of anthropomorphic

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