Colombian artist Raul Marroquin studied at the Maastricht van Eyck Academy in the early 1970s and moved to Amsterdam and was part of the conceptual art scene of the period.

 

Raul Marroquin, Oh I left the T.V on!, 1978. 1060 x 605 mm. Red, green and black ink on yellow paper stock with various glued printed elements. Preparatory layout plans for Marroquin’s ‘Oh I left the T.V. on!’ event at Museum Fodor in Amsterdam, 8 June, 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock, 1999, 14.6 x 14.6cm

Set Square, 1999, 14.6 x 14.6cm

Big Ben, 1999, 14.6 x 14.6cm

 

Original hand painted ceramic tiles. Two are initialed and dated “RM 1999”. No place or edition size given. The artist has confirmed that this tile was published in Amsterdam and involves a unique hand drawn painting. A naive depiction of a clock’s hour, minute and second arms; a set square and Big Ben. The works are an example of the artist’s interest in the concept of Low Tech – Marroquin’s LowTechLab project features at the Saatchi Gallery in January 2016 and includes artwork from the period. Marroquin, originally from Colombia, studied at the Maastricht van Eyck Academy in the early 1970s and moved to Amsterdam and was part of the conceptual art scene of the period.

 

 

Ways of Communication, 17 July, 1972.

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122 x 332 x 21 mm. Newsprint collage, hand-stamped, handwritten, rubberstamped, wood and glass. It is very rare to get an early work like this from the Colombian born artist’s core conceptual period. This 1972 montage involves a handcut newspaper fragment juxtaposed with a handwritten statement by the artist “WAYS OF COMMUNICATION – PHOTOGRAPHS. The photograph is a document of an actual happening, and can be later a way to communicate an idea’. As was typical of the period rather than signing the work, Marroquin has stamped it with the ‘In-Out productions Equipo Movimento’ logo founded by Marroquin together with the artist Young Tschong. Also rubberstamped with the date ‘17 Juli 1972’. The glass is pressed against the mixed-media work on paper and has been taped to a wooden block with two drawing pins holding a hook. This frame was made by Marroquin and is very much part of the object artwork (note due to this frame the colour of the handwriting and the rubber stamps has faded over time to a uniform grey, which is many ways seems quite suitable in communicating the idea of photographic documents). A unique object produced in Maastricht when Marroquin was working at the Jan van Eyck Academy.

 

Untitled, 1998,

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Untitled, 1998, 28 x 10 cm (closed) approximately 330 cm x 28 cm (open). Handmade leporello featuring a continuous drawing in grey graphite and red pencil on Thailand paper. Signed and dated by the artist.