On the evening of Thursday July 6th, Readytex Art Gallery once again opens her doors for a special Thursday-Night-Feature. For many of the guests visiting this TNF, it will probably be their first real introduction to the great and talented Surinamese artist at the center of this evening. The presenting artist on Thursday July 6th is Xavier Robles de Medina, the youngest guest artist affiliated with Readytex Art Gallery.
Xavier, a grandson of one of the best known visual artists from Suriname, Stuart Robles de Medina, got his art education at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia in the USA, presently lives and works in the Netherlands, and is soon to start his Masters in Fine Arts program at Goldsmiths in London, England. On the TNF of July 6th Readytex Art Gallery hosts the first presentation of Xavier’s art book ‘If you dream of your tongue beware’ in Suriname. The book documents the works that Xavier exhibited at his solo-exhibition of the same name that opened in Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York on January 22nd of 2017. The book contains ink and graphite drawings so excellent, that they almost look like black and white photographs. In several he purposely chose to eliminate certain elements from the source material, thereby creating a fascinating combination of empty space and floating image fragments. A most surprising publication!