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Bubbles & Vanitas

Roland Flexner

29.09.2004 | 10.11.2004
Massimo De Carlo, Milano

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Roland Flexner

Roland Flexner was born in 1944 in Nice, France. He lives and works in New York City.

The uncanny quality of presence and absence characterizes much of the artist’s work that includes the bubble drawings, figures and vanitas, Sumi ink works, and installations combining sculpture, drawing and photography. In his drawing practice, Roland Flexner explores the expressive qualities of ink using breath, chance and gravity to reveal the pictorial potential of the medium that emerges out of abstraction, and suggests the ambiguous nature of images in the viewer’s eyes. 

Flexner’s drawings are part of the permanent collections of prominent institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Albright Know Museum, Buffalo; Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, The Power Station, Shanghai; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.