Robert Nava's Explosive Debut With Pace Gallery
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Robert Nava, Psychology of Ares (2022). Photo: Ocula Advisory.
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Robert Nava, Love Bunny Dragon (2022). Photo: Ocula Advisory.
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Robert Nava, Psychology of Ares (2022) (detail). Photo: Ocula Advisory.
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Robert Nava, Love Bunny Dragon (2022) (detail). Photo: Ocula Advisory.
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Robert Nava, Night and Day Separator (2021). Photo: Ocula Advisory.

Leaning into a naïve style, Robert Nava's paintings are chaotic as much as they are harmonious.

Nava graduated from an MFA at Yale University in 2011, and has since had solo exhibitions at galleries including Night Gallery in Los Angeles, Vito Schnabel Gallery in New York, and Sorry We're Closed in Brussels.

The artist's much-anticipated solo show Thunderbolt Disco at Pace Gallery, running until 25 June, is his first since joining the gallery in 2020.

The explosive presentation at Pace Gallery's Hanover Square space is made up of immense canvases brandishing distinctive fantastical characters. Using acrylic, grease pencil, crayon, Nava's unique style draws from wide-ranging sources, including cave paintings, mythology, and ancient art.


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