In recent years, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) has realised a series of sculpture projects which critically review certain historical events and aesthetic/formal developments characterising last century’s avant-garde movements in the fields of art, architecture and literature.
David Bestué “ROSI AMOR”
September 13, 2017 – February 26, 2018
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
For the exhibition ROSI AMOR, put together specifically for the Fissures programme, the artist sets forth a material and formal investigation, drawing inspiration from the Madrid districts of Las Tablas and Vallecas, and the nearby El Escorial Monastery. Each of these places bears associations with different sculpture techniques, identified, in turn, in the aesthetics of business, the popular and the historical.
Moreover, an accompanying exhibition leaflet features a conversation between the artist and María Salgado, the poet whose work also retrieves thepast. David Bestué has held solo exhibitions at García Galería, Madrid, and Barcelona’s La Capella, and has exhibited at renowned international events such as the Venice Biennale (with Marc Vives) in 2009 and Gasworks, London, in 2010.
Each of these places is associated with different sculptural techniques that, in turn, identifies with business, popular and historic aesthetics. The exhibition, designed specifically for the Fisuras Programme, through which the Museum offers its space so that artists can present their latest works, is accompanied by a leaflet with a conversation between the artist and the poet, María Salgado, who develops a work that recovers the past.
David Bestué has presented his work in solo exhibitions in Madrid or Barcelona and at international events, such as the Venice Biennial (alongside Marc Vives) in 2009, or Gasworks, London, in 2010. In recent years, his sculptural projects have made a critical review of certain events and aesthetic-formal developments that characterise the avant-garde of the past century in the artistic, architectural and literary fields.