Xavier Robles de Medina

Xavier Robles de Medina (b. 1990) produces observational drawings alongside objective dissections of the painting as a three-dimensional object. A process that works away at the original source, Robles de Medina translates images back and forth between varying mediums and alternating views, establishing a lineage between the origins of the image and the newly emerged form.  He is currently studying the visual cues and contextual idiosyncrasies within the photographs and documentary films of Surinam’s past and present history.


In 2015 the artist was the youngest nominee for the Prix de Rome Visual Arts (Netherlands) and also completed residency programs at WOW Amsterdam and CTG: Zimbabwe. In 2016 his drawing En het donker duurde een volle nacht earned him a place on the short-list of the Royal Award for Modern Painting (Netherlands). Recent solo exhibitions include Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York (2017); and Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname (2017). The artist is currently enrolled in MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.