EVERY RECORD EVERYWHERE IS PLAYING OUR SONG RIGHT NOW
Paris - 10.03.2001 > 21.04.2001
Dario Robleto’s first show with the gallery.
For artist Dario Robleto, the culture of popular music is pivotal to his work. In particular the concept of sampling, a term etymogically linked with the emergent DJ & Hip-Hop cultures of the 1980s & 1990s, provides the literal & philosophical wellspring of material for the artist. What sampling in music affords is the combination, endlessely indeed, of recycled sounds, snippets, phrasings, and lyrical concepts. What had been old and discarded is once again made vital; its prior life informs its current meaning. In Robletoʼs art, objects that existed in one state and for one purpose have been transformed, either in bits or in total, into new objects that rely on the associations with their partsʼ prior existence for meaning and purpose.