Roscubas

Each work by the Roscubas brothers has a distinctive color scheme, some more minimal, others displaying a myriad of colors- creating a truly mesmerizing design.

Biography

The Rocusbas brothers, Fernando and Vicente, identical twins based in Bilbao Spain, have been collaborating for over 30 years on a number of artistic endeavors. In the U.S. they have become widely known for their commanding totem sculptures. The totems, ranging from 4–7 feet in height, embody a modern take on ancient forms; conjuring up memories of African masks, as well as the totems of Easter Island, and other ancient cultures. A modern sensibility is derived through their clean lines of precisely layered wood slices. Each work has a distinctive color scheme, some more minimal, others displaying a myriad of colors- creating a truly mesmerizing design. The Roscubas brothers are interested in facial expression, its interior, silence, and look, everything that a being projects. They believe, the face is the place where this manifests to the greatest extent. Each totem captures a similar face yet in varying sizes and color schemes. There is an element of distortion in these faces that fixes them in the realm of the fantastic and absurd- yet the clean lines and precise construction of these works command a serious tone.

Born

Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


Selected Museum Collections

Museo Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain • Museo de B.B.A.A. de Bilbao, Spain • Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicaragua • Art Museum of Navarre, Navarre, Spain • Colección Fundación Cultural BBColección Athetic Club de Bilbao, Spain • Colección de Arte Contemporáneo, Diputación Provincial de Málaga, Spain • Colección Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorío de Vizcaya, Bilbao, Spain


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2007 Incognitas, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           El Pie Contra el Zapato, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

2006 Totems, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

           Al Principio Hace Reir y Más Tarde Hace Llorar, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

           El Pie Contra el Zapato, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

2005  Fotogramas, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

           De Cinco a Dos de la Tarde, Galería Almirante, Madrid, Spain.

2004  Ayer y Anteayer, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorío de Bizkaia, Bilbao, Spain.

           Me Gustaría Volver a la Tierra, Trayecto Galería, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2003  Voy a Ser Feliz, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

           Ñacional Uno, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

           Sencillo y Múltiple, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

2002 Convergencia y Pluralidad, Salas del Centro Cultural

           Provincial, Diputación, Provincial de Málaga, Spain.

           Sencillo y Múltiple, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

           5x12x19x36, Galería Altxerri, Donostia, Spain.

2001 Pinturas y Esculturas, Galería de Arte Astarté, Madrid, Spain.

2000 De la Sensatez a la Insensatez, Zuloa Espacio, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

           Beber Coñac Temas Impenitentes, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

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Selected Artworks

Blue & Black Totem

Blue & Black Totem

Wood

59 x 12 x 12 inches

210293

Black with Blue Neck Totem

Black with Blue Neck Totem

Wood

59 x 12 x 12 inches

210292

White Totem

White Totem

Wood

68 x 12 x 12 inches

210290

Grey & Green Totem

Grey & Green Totem

Wood

68 x 12 x 12 inches

210289

Purple, Yellow, & Grey Totem

Purple, Yellow, & Grey Totem

Wood

72 x 12 x 12 inches

210288

Wood, White, & Black Totem | SOLD

Wood, White, & Black Totem | SOLD

Wood

72 x 12 x 12 inches

210287

Black Totem

Black Totem

Wood

65 x 11 x 11 inches

200318

Blue & Black Totem

Blue & Black Totem

Wood

63 x 11 x 11 inches

200317

Red & Tan Totem

Red & Tan Totem

Wood

67 x 11 x 11 inches

200316

Born

Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


Selected Museum Collections

Museo Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain • Museo de B.B.A.A. de Bilbao, Spain • Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicaragua • Art Museum of Navarre, Navarre, Spain • Colección Fundación Cultural BBColección Athetic Club de Bilbao, Spain • Colección de Arte Contemporáneo, Diputación Provincial de Málaga, Spain • Colección Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorío de Vizcaya, Bilbao, Spain


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2007 Incognitas, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           El Pie Contra el Zapato, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

2006 Totems, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

           Al Principio Hace Reir y Más Tarde Hace Llorar, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

           El Pie Contra el Zapato, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

2005  Fotogramas, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

           De Cinco a Dos de la Tarde, Galería Almirante, Madrid, Spain.

2004  Ayer y Anteayer, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorío de Bizkaia, Bilbao, Spain.

           Me Gustaría Volver a la Tierra, Trayecto Galería, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2003  Voy a Ser Feliz, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

           Ñacional Uno, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain.

           Sencillo y Múltiple, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

2002 Convergencia y Pluralidad, Salas del Centro Cultural

           Provincial, Diputación, Provincial de Málaga, Spain.

           Sencillo y Múltiple, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.

           5x12x19x36, Galería Altxerri, Donostia, Spain.

2001 Pinturas y Esculturas, Galería de Arte Astarté, Madrid, Spain.

2000 De la Sensatez a la Insensatez, Zuloa Espacio, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

           Beber Coñac Temas Impenitentes, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain.

Biography

The Rocusbas brothers, Fernando and Vicente, identical twins based in Bilbao Spain, have been collaborating for over 30 years on a number of artistic endeavors. In the U.S. they have become widely known for their commanding totem sculptures. The totems, ranging from 4–7 feet in height, embody a modern take on ancient forms; conjuring up memories of African masks, as well as the totems of Easter Island, and other ancient cultures. A modern sensibility is derived through their clean lines of precisely layered wood slices. Each work has a distinctive color scheme, some more minimal, others displaying a myriad of colors- creating a truly mesmerizing design. The Roscubas brothers are interested in facial expression, its interior, silence, and look, everything that a being projects. They believe, the face is the place where this manifests to the greatest extent. Each totem captures a similar face yet in varying sizes and color schemes. There is an element of distortion in these faces that fixes them in the realm of the fantastic and absurd- yet the clean lines and precise construction of these works command a serious tone.

Roscubas

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Roscubas

Each work by the Roscubas brothers has a distinctive color scheme, some more minimal, others displaying a myriad of colors- creating a truly mesmerizing design.

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