Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)
Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)

El equilibrista en el pequeño teatro

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Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)
El equilibrista en el pequeño teatro
signed and dated thrice 'Fabelo, 1996' (lower right, center and left) titled 'El equilibrista en el pequeño teatro' (lower center) signed twice, dated and titled again 'Fabelo, 1996, El equilibrista en pequeño teatro' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 50 1/2 in. (92.7 x 128.3 cm.)
Painted in 1996.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Fabelo, Lucio Muñoz y Manolo Valdes: Tres nombres, tres conceptos, tres caminos, Galería Pedro Torres, Logroño, Spain, 2001, p. 21.
Exhibited
Logroño, Spain, Galería Pedro Torres, Fabelo, Lucio Muñoz y Manolo Valdes: Tres nombres, tres conceptos, tres caminos, 2001.

Lot Essay

What is one to make of Roberto Fabelo’s wide-ranging art, with its different subject matters—human faces and figures, animals and inanimate objects, sometimes all thrown together, sometimes synthesized into hybrid monsters—and different methods, ranging from the use of found objects in installations to delicate linear drawings, exquisite watercolors, and painterly works . . . .Fabelo can be meticulous, scrupulously attending to detail, and intensely instinctive—passionately expressionistic--in his handling. The extremes sometimes converge, uneasily yet convincingly.
—Donald Kuspit1


1 D. Kuspit, "Mythic Magic and Morbid Memory: Roberto Fabelo's Visionary Fantasies," ArtPulse, no. 23, vol. 6, 2015, p. 38
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