Caldwell Snyder is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculptures by Fernando and Vicente Roscubas.
The Roscubas brothers, Fernando and Vicente, identical twins based in Bilbao Spain, have been collaborating for over 30 years on a number of artistic endeavors. In the U.S. they have become widely known for their commanding totem sculptures. The totems, ranging from 4–7 feet in height, embody a modern take on ancient forms; conjuring up memories of African masks, as well as the totems of Easter Island, and other ancient cultures. A modern sensibility is derived through their clean lines of precisely layered wood slices.
The Roscubas brothers are interested in facial expression, its interior, silence, and look, everything that a being projects. They believe, the face is the place where this manifests to the greatest extent. Each work by the Roscubas brothers has a distinctive color scheme, some more minimal, others displaying a myriad of colors- creating a truly mesmerizing design. There is an element of distortion in the clean lines and precise construction of these works command a serious tone.