Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:1368115

Robert Rauschenberg's 'Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE,' painted in 1985, is a remarkable piece from his ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange) series. This work is unique for its fusion of materials – incorporating Chilean textiles, copper sheets, and paint – reflecting Rauschenberg's global artistic dialogue. The painting encapsulates his innovative spirit, bridging cultures and mediums while embodying his commitment to international artistic exchange. Its rich textures and layered symbolism make 'Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE' a testament to Rauschenberg's boundary-pushing vision and enduring influence.

79 cm

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Title: “”Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE: A Cross-Cultural Artistic Triumph””
Year Painted: 1985

Robert Rauschenberg’s masterpiece, “”Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE,”” created in 1985, stands as a testament to his boundless creativity and cultural exchange. This exceptional painting is part of the ROCI series, an artistic initiative that exemplifies Rauschenberg’s commitment to transcending artistic and geographical boundaries.

In this work, Rauschenberg ingeniously melds Chilean textiles, copper sheets, and paint, forging an intricate interplay of textures and colors. The resulting collage not only captures the viewer’s gaze but also invites tactile exploration, reflecting Rauschenberg’s pioneering approach to art.

The ROCI project, which stands for Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, encapsulates the essence of “”Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE.”” Rauschenberg embarked on a remarkable journey, visiting and collaborating with artists in different countries. This initiative was a fusion of artistic exploration and diplomacy, fostering cross-cultural connections during a time of global transformation.

“”Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE”” serves as a microcosm of Rauschenberg’s broader artistic philosophy. The intricate incorporation of Chilean textiles speaks to his reverence for local traditions, as well as his ability to weave them seamlessly into his own artistic narrative. The use of copper sheets adds a tactile and visual depth, reflecting the interplay between light and shadow that is characteristic of Rauschenberg’s work.

What makes this painting truly special is its timeless relevance. Its intricate layers hold a universal message, transcending the specific time and place of its creation. Rauschenberg’s vision of cultural exchange and collaboration remains as pertinent today as it was in 1985.

In essence, “”Copperhead-Bite XII / ROCI CHILE”” encapsulates Rauschenberg’s ability to bridge artistic, cultural, and geographical divides. Its fusion of materials and ideas stands as a testament to the power of art to transcend boundaries and foster connections. This painting, a masterpiece of innovation and diplomacy, continues to inspire and enrich our understanding of the global artistic landscape.

Original size:
124 x 245.8 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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