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  • Provenance

    Sorry We're Closed, Brussels
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Evoking ancient hieroglyphics, Robert Nava’s mythical monsters in Untitled, 2019, teeter between commemorative gravitas and childlike levity. Intrigued by the mystery inherent to viewing ancient images, such as those in cave painting, when viewed within a contemporary context, the artist envisions enigmatic creatures with untold stories. Nava’s works are “carefully done wrong,” subverting the rigid fundamentals of painting and conventions of completeness that Nava learned as an MFA student at Yale University.

  • Artist Biography

    Robert Nava

    Robert Nava is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Using a rough and free-flowing hand, Nava recreates the innocent and unlearned art of childhood. His works are “carefully done wrong,” subverting the rigid fundamentals of painting and conventions of completeness that Nava learned as an MFA student at Yale University. Nava’s paintings often feature imagined mythological figures and histories of the artist’s creation whose drama is brought to life with the frenetic energy of the artist’s brush. 

     
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Untitled

signed and dated "Nava 19" lower right
graphite and crayon on paper
17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
Executed in 2019.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $16,250

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New York Auction 30 September 2020