Berlin! 3.10—28.10.2019 Chicos Lartique, an exhibition at Schwules Museum by Ruben Lartigue
Argentian artist Ruben Lartigue is having a solo show at Schwules Museum, Berlin. Lartigue has been working for ten years on his “Chicos Lartique”, producing mythical new natures and metamorphosized beings, bodies of beautiful men with animal heads. “To each animal, we attribute a stereotype, the artist choosing each animal carefully, based on the personality that he wishes to portray in each representation.” The vernissage will happen on 3rd October at 7 pm. The artist will be present. Free Entry.
Lartigue was born in 1972 in Alberti, Argentina, a small city 200 km from the capital Buenos Aires. With an adventurous spirit and a keen entrepreneurial eye, he began to develop himself as a painter, leaving his hometown at the tender age of 18 to pursue his career. From an early age, he harbored dreams of traveling the world and exhibiting his work. A firm believer in his own concept of spending no more than three years in the same place, his formative year saw him constantly on the move, residing in different towns and cities all over South America, finding inspiration wherever he went. Sharp in observation, deducing how to ascertain certain colors, lights and shadows enabled him to consolidate himself as an artist. His work has been published worldwide in countries such as Germany, USA, Italy, Chile, Brazil, México, France, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina…
Lartigue has been working for ten years on his “Chicos Lartique”, producing mythical new natures and metamorphosized beings, bodies of beautiful men with animal heads. To each animal, we attribute a stereotype, the artist choosing each animal carefully, based on the personality that he wishes to portray in each representation. A dialogue is established between the observer and this expression. Historically, this type of zoomorphic metaphor has often had a religious or mythological symbolism, while at other times, representing something more sinister and accusatory. However, these are works that undeniably participate in a certain Pop Culture. Although throughout the history of art the male nude has been very important, it cannot be denied that it has been and still is subject to certain rejection for different reasons, contrary to what happens with the female nude. Lartigue vindicates the male nude in art, he wants us to appreciate that we are already sensitive to the beauty of it, turning his “Chicos Lartigue” into a new race of beings, an unpolluted army that invites us to appreciate their beauty in all its splendor.
WHAT? Chicos Lartique by Ruben Lartigue WHERE?Schwules Museum, Lützowstraße 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany WHEN? 4th till 28th October – Vernissage on the 3rd of October