Light Box with ROBUCHE
7:00pm-9:00pm | 01.12.19
at FOCO, Lisbon
POP appropriation. For this session, Da Luz Collective collaborates with residency project Thirdbase, inviting duo ROBUCHE to present their works. Through merging imagination with figures and orchestrated scenes, artists introduce the viewers into play of symbols, pop icons and graphic design in which the gesture of appropriation is significant yet smooth.
Lou Buche (1991, Clermont Ferrand) and Javier Rodriguez (1991,Madrid), also known as ROBUCHE, are both graphic designers and artists. They met in 2017 during their Master studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and quickly became ROBUCHE, a character born from the fusion of these two forces. Collaboration is at the core of their practice, becoming an entity trying to erase the individuality of the artist. ROBUCHE’s work can be is recognisable by his wit, playfulness and boyish honesty. ROBUCHE is a quick thinker and gives form to his ideas in unconventional ways. He wants to create a strong confrontation by manipulating the digital while using the analog, and vice versa.
Thirdbase is an art and residency programme, created in parallel with an innovative hotel, opening in Lisbon in 2020, with a focus on contemporary arts and unique guest experiences.
Open and forward-thinking, Thirdbase is a space for experimentation, welcoming all disciplines and encouraging intersections between them.