Robert Rauschenberg is and will always be my biggest inspiration source in my work I think and hope, I really really love his way of working, look at his own art and realtatd to the society... This exhabition had been great to see, unluck a little bite to far from my destination, even if I will go to Spain in Eastern, it is to far away. I´m glad about internet, there I/ we can find a lot of intresting things and taking part from distanse...
Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts
February 13, 2010 - September 12, 2010
At the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) had the ability to find new and often improved uses for what others tossed aside, reinvigorating detritus with a revealing second life. In Gluts (1986-95), his last sculpture series, the artist assembled metal objects such as traffic signs, exhaust pipes, radiator grilles or blinds to create complete units in which the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts.
"It's a time of glut. Greed is rampant," explained Rauschenberg himself in reference to his Gluts, which were inspired by the economic devastation that his home state of Texas was suffering due to a glut or supply surplus of oil on the market. The Bilbao exhibition features sculptures of large dimensions and complexity, revealing the monumentality of Rauschenberg's assemblages while simultaneously showcasing the unique dynamics between the sculptural and the pictorial which has always characterized this great American artist, to whom the Museum dedicated a comprehensive retrospective in 1998-99.