There’s one good thing about the days getting shorter: there’s more time to enjoy Bernardi Roig’s sculptures in all of their illuminated glory. Beautiful as they are during the day, Intersections artist Roig‘s works comprised of white plaster figures and fluorescent lights are especially captivating at night. Here’s a look at the works after the sun has gone down.
Bernardi Roig, White Cage, 2014. Iron and fluorescent light, 106 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. Courtesy Kewenig Gallery, Berlin/Palma de Mallorca. Image courtesy the artist
Bernardi Roig, Acteón, 2005. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid. Image courtesy the artist.
Bernardi Roig, Herr Mauroner, 2008. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy MAM Mario Maroner Contemporary, Vienna. Image courtesy the artist.
Bernardi Roig, An illuminated head for Blinky P. (The Gun), 2010. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent light. Figure life size. Courtesy Galerie Klüser, Munich. Image courtesy the artist.
Greetings from Binissalem, Mallorca!
2014 Intersections artist Bernardi Roig and Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic in the artist’s studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic
A few weeks ago, I visited Bernardi Roig’s studio (a former wine cellar) and home, both from the 16th century. This was in preparation for his elaborate Intersections project scheduled for the fall of 2014, when we’ll have his works dispersed throughout the Phillips and outside the building. I took some photos of the artist in his studio and of his beautiful home for your viewing pleasure and to give you a sneak peek as to what you can expect from his 2014 exhibition. The artist promised to send homemade wine form Mallorca for his opening, so watch for the event in November 2014!
Saludos and hasta pronto!
Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art
Bernardi Roig’s studio. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic
Roig creates a drawing using a homemade implement to steady his hand. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic
The foyer of Roig’s home, with one of the artist’s sculptures displayed on the right. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic