We are proud to present a new mini exhibition titled Artist Portraits by Dutch artist Roberto Voorbij. The exhibition showcases photo portraits of various famous artists and their faces are replaced with one of their significant works. The exhibition will be on view at X BANK until July 2019.About Roberto Voorbij
Voorbij started his art career at the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During his second year, he interned at Begane Grond in Utrecht. He was nominated for the Prince Bernhard Fund and Piet Bakker Prize for his graduation exhibition. After he graduated, he specialized in graphic design. He was recently nominated for the Artist in Action Prize. Voorbij is an interdisciplinary artist that works with readymade materials, 3D software, video and digital collage. To this day, he continues his education at Utrecht’s School of Arts.
About Artist Portraits
‘’What really intrigues me about the concept of public domain is how our seemingly objective living environment, on closer inspection, has a very strong guiding effect. And behind this lies a certain political or marketing strategy.’’ –Roberto Voorbij
Identity, commerciality and public spaces are major themes in Voorbij’s Artist Portraits. In all of the portraits, Voorbij takes a photographic portrait of a famous artist and replaces their face with one of their most notable artworks. He constantly attempts to surprise viewers.