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Roberto Rivadeneira (Ecuador, 1991) grew up in Quito, and since 2015 lives and works in Berlin. After studying design in Sydney, Roberto’s initial graphic work has slowly transformed into an abstract interpretation in which the artist studies the relationship between abstraction and quotidian elements of our daily lives. He is deeply influenced by early 1900s painters, modernism, constructivism, contemporary culture, technology and new media based art and everyday observations between different cities and societies.

During the residency, Roberto studied the space and nature around Grotta and through photographic documentation build a small library of images to research further. Using this small library of images he has created an interactive and experimental painting assemblage where 18 small artworks painted independently come together to create a bigger artwork; the aim is to study how the relationship between each piece exists in relation to the rest. 

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