``Revolue created a series of 12 paintings that reveal the emotional register of the human face and how our appearance reflects our interior state."

Presented by La Pamplona and curated by Simon Rees, Revolue produced a set of stills, like a film reel, or panels in a photo album—depicting stages, phases, and moments of life unfolding in front of the audience.
Concertedly with celebrated composer and music artist Rupert Huber, produced an atmospheric exhibition and dynamic live-painting environment on stage at the city theatre (Stadttheater) in Baden – Austria.

“Revolue has made the break from the street to the gallery (and elsewhere) and plays in both. His paintings of disembodied heads and faces are reminiscent of Basquiat (and SAMO) and feel positively familiar in that sense—audiences can intuit their pedigree and at the same time sense their deftness and immediacy. In addition to oils, Revolue uses fast-drying commercial materials to produce his paintings—acrylic, crayon, and spray paint—a nod to street painting (bombing and tagging). Ever since Jackson Pollock painted on glass for Hans Namuth’s cameras in 1950, gestural painting has been considered to live ‘in the moment’ and to include elements of performance. In this exhibition, Revolue pushes this idea a step further.”

Simon Rees

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Laís Pamplona is joined for this event by curator Simon Rees, well known in Austria for his work with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, his longtime collaborating with departure – the creative agency of the city of Vienna (through its ‘curated_by’ platform). Rees sits on the steering committee of the ViennaFair/Vienna Contemporary art fairs, and was recently named artistic director of Cosmoscow (RU).”

“Revolue pairs with celebrated composer and music artist Rupert Huber to produce an atmospheric exhibition and dynamic live-painting environment on stage at the city theatre (Stadttheater) in Baden.

photography: Chico Morais