Black Boy Licks Xsomes Ice Lolly, Snakes Girls Boys, …

Group of Single Drawings

Black Boy Licks Xsome Ice Lolly, 2002
pencil and ink on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm
private collection Zurich

Untitled (Shelf: Snakes Girls Boys), 2006
color pencil on paper, 70 x 100 cm
collection CMC agnès b., Paris

Smoke, 2006
pencil and ink on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

shown in:
“New Sundays”, Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris, France (2008)
“Robert Estermann. Manor Kunstpreis Luzern 2007”, Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland (solo show)
“PARA…SIGNS”, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland (2003)

Bibliography:
Kunstmuseum Luzern, “Robert Estermann, Pleasure, Habeas Corpus, Motoricity. The Great Western Possible”, exhibition catalogue, Edition Fink, ISBN 978-3-03746-105-1, 2007, Zürich (monographical)
Gallery of Contemporary Art, “11th Biennial of Visual Arts VALUES”, exhibition catalogue, ISSN 1451-804X, 2004, Pancevo, pp. 102-103

see also:
Scenic Tongical, 2014–2015
Sissy Circus Announcement, 2010


 

Ausschnitt aus Uneigentliche Politik von Daniel Kurjakovic
in: Robert Estermann, Pleasure, Habeas Corpus, Motoricity. The Great Western Possible, ed. Susanne Neubauer, Kunstmuseum Luzern, edition fink, Zurich, 2007, ISBN 978-3-03746-105-1

Black Boy Licks Xsomes Ice Lolly inszeniert eine überraschende Begegnung über an sich getrennte Wirklichkeitsbereiche von sozialem Subjekt und biologischem Code hinweg.


 

Excerpt from Improper Thinking by Daniel Kurjakovic
in: Robert Estermann, Pleasure, Habeas Corpus, Motoricity. The Great Western Possible, ed. Susanne Neubauer, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Museum of Art Lucerne, edition fink, Zurich, 2007, ISBN 978-3-03746-105-1

Black Boy Licks Xsomes Ice Lolly stages a surprising encounter, across divided spheres of reality, of social subject and biological code.


 

Excerpt from Robert Estermann, Blue Rider by Elisabeth Lebovici
in: Robert Estermann. Pleasure, Habeas Corpus, Motoricity. The Great Western Possible Ed. Susanne Neubauer, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Museum of Art Lucerne, edition fink, Zurich, 2007, ISBN 978-3-03746-105-1

The movement of the drawing, here, really inscribes its own journey. Two diagonals cross, two double lines divide into three similar and superimposed levels on which are written, respectively, the words “Snakes”, “Girls”, “Boys” [Untitled ( Shelf: Snakes Girls Boys ). Absolute realism? Robert Estermann finds a way of undoing – through drawing, thanks to drawing – definitions. It’s contrary to the very definition of drawing, it’s drawing against the grain.

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