Roberto Turnbull

Roberto Turnbull

mayo 27 - agosto 26


These are projects that have been poking around for some time and that –unlike others– they are asking for their realization for different reasons. Some become annoying, as is the case of trophies, which are aberrant and cluttered objects, represent achievements, in this case of someone else, and which topologically probably descend from the pyramids and the obelisk. Other cases arise from the piece Dúplex (2009) that kept beating and whose mobile arrived and began to seep into other works such as Mapa (2016), Lote (2017) and Torax (2015-2017). Opposites also play an important place, as does the animal world and its representation in an arbitrary and almost laboratory way.

And so, the exhibition ends in a very recent work called Freak or Retablo freak -–if preferred– (2017), which is nothing other than the sum of several exercises and projects that oscillate between the object, the installation, the Relief, the symbolic, the kitsch, the obscene and that –as always happens in the end, and sometimes with a little haste– it counts on the favor of chance, or its misfortune probably.

Roberto Turnbull, contemporary artist


Ciudad de México, 1959. Sculptor, engraver, draftsman and painter. Roberto Turnbull was born in Mexico City in 1959. His academic training began at the age of 18 at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking “La Esmeralda”.

His first solo exhibition took place in 1983 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Since then he has been dedicated to exhibitions at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Siqueiros Public Art Hall, Modern Art Museum, National Museum of the Estampa and in galleries such as OMR, Khalo Coronel Gallery, Galera A.Negra, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo , Nina Menocal Gallery, Florence Riestra Gallery. And inside the Republic in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara, University of Guanajuato, Exconvento del Carmen, Manolo Rivero Gallery, Merida, Yucatan. Carlos Ashida Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Jorge Álvarez Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Drexel Galería Monterrey, NL. Abroad at Howart Scott Gallery, New York, USA.