Polygonal Lasso: MOMO & Jeroen Erosie | Delimbo Sevilla
Erosie and MOMO have known of each others work for a long time, but very strangely, never met in person, or collaborated directly. Rescheduling at Delimbo gallery last year due to Coronavirus, prompted the idea that Erosie's planned solo exhibition in Delimbo Madrid, could be a duo show with MOMO at the larger Sevilla location. So Polygonal Lasso was born. Erosie / MOMO in the South of Spain.
San Francisco, USA, 1974
MOMO is an American artist who began his experimental outdoor work in the late 90s, working with homemade tools and borrowed public space. Ten years of free ranging projects, centered around adapted masonry techniques, strategies based on collage, computer code, and seriality, came to form the basis of his visual language.
This language finds it's expression in paint, on commissioned walls and studio work from 2009 to the present day. Notable mural commissions include those from Facebook, Pepsi, the NFL, the World Trade Center, John Hancock Tower, Art Production Fund NY, European Capital of Culture, the NYC DOT, and Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3. However, self organized walls in Jamaica, Sicily, and Arizona (2013, 2016, 2018), painted at the artists expense, have been important in demonstrating innovative techniques for a general audience free of the usual commercial concerns.
Momo about Jeroen Erosie´s work
Jeroen has been one of those people who's work I've believed in for ages, no matter what artistic direction - and there's been a few, in such an expanse of time. He's always pushing into new areas with dazzling skill and sensitivity and plenty of wit. From the bicycle graffitis to the most recent severe flat-color multi story murals to messy carved-up studio paintings. There's a depth of language that I feel I recognize, it feels hard-won, earned, but with the grace and agility of dance.
Jeroen Erosie’s practice originates from the fluidity and restless process of graffiti lettering. This discipline - where lines, letters and shapes evolve gradually and almost imperceptibly towards unpredictable results - has been such at the core of his production it leaves a unique mark on all of his practice. His canvases, drawings and collages appear like a paused instant in a restless dynamic, a continuous morphing and superimposition of shapes, lines and textures. Jeroen Erosie’s work reflects a poetic journey of rounded forms and geometric lines, a language that channels the natural landscapes of his endless bike rides as much as the architectural observations of the city’s forgotten spaces and cultural symbols. On a more subliminal level this research reflects a need to visually translate his personal thought processes through an iterative approach, almost like searching for a personal ideographic vocabulary. A rare balance, where very physical and intuitive gestures are mixed with an extremely methodic process of creation, reinterpretation and relentless research.
Jeroen Erosie about Momo’s work
I've been wanting to work with MOMO for a long time...we've been in touch now and then for ages, from the early days of both our urban interventions to today, where we'll join forces in our show Polygonal Lasso.
I'm thrilled every time he shows something new, there aren't many people that swiftly combine extreme visual skills with thoughtful, conceptual execution, it seems with him there is simply no separation between the two. Every time he comes up with a new project, painting or mural you're in for a treat, seemingly stepping up his personal game, a very characteristic approach, a true inspiration.
I'm extremely happy to work with him for this show.
With the title Polygonal Lasso we like to emphasize our playful approach, referring to both our tools of execution but also hinting to the ambiguous relation with today's virtual world in which we all work, and, until this day, the only place where we met...so far.
Jeroen Erosie and MOMO have known of each others work for a long time, but very strangely, never met in person, or collaborated directly. Rescheduling at Delimbo gallery last year due to things you probably guess, prompted the idea that Erosie’s planned solo exhibition in Delimbo Madrid, could be a duo show with MOMO at the larger Sevilla location. So Polygonal Lasso was born. Erosie / MOMO in the South of Spain.
Jeroen Erosie y MOMO se conocen desde hace mucho tiempo, pero, curiosamente, nunca se conocieron en persona ni colaboraron directamente. El cambio de programación de la galería Delimbo el año pasado debido al confinamiento, impulsó la idea de que la exposición individual planificada de Erosie en Delimbo Madrid podría ser una exhibición dúo con MOMO en la galería de Sevilla. Así nació Polygonal Lasso. Erosie / MOMO en el sur de España.
Jeroen ErosiePolygonal Lasso IV, 2021Mixed media on canvas59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
150 x 130 cmsoldSold
Jeroen ErosieLife Size Ideogram, 2021Mixed media on canvas59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
150 x 130 cm€ 4,600.00
Jeroen ErosieDowntime, 2020Acrylic and spray on canvas51 1/8 x 43 1/4 in
130 x 110 cm€ 3,900.00
Jeroen ErosieMental Fog, 2020Mixed media on canvas43 1/4 x 51 1/8 in
110 x 130 cm€ 3,900.00
Jeroen ErosieDoom Loop, 2020Mixed media on canvas31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in
80 x 100 cm€ 2,780.00
Jeroen ErosiePolygonal Lasso II, 2020Mixed media on canvas31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm€ 2,400.00
Jeroen ErosiePolygonal Lasso III, 2021Mixed media on canvas31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm€ 2,400.00
Jeroen ErosiePoligonal Lasso 1, 2020Acrylic and spray on canvas31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm€ 2,400.00
Jeroen ErosieRock Paper Scissors III, 2021Collage on wood12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in
32 x 21 cmDelimbo - Jeroen Erosie, Rock Paper Scissors III, 2021€ 1,179.75
Jeroen ErosieRock Paper Scissors I, 2021Collage on wood12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in
32 x 21 cmsoldDelimbo - Jeroen Erosie, Rock Paper Scissors I, 2021Sold
Jeroen ErosieRock Paper Scissors II, 2021Collage on wood12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in
32 x 21 cmDelimbo - Jeroen Erosie, Rock Paper Scissors II, 2021€ 1,179.75
MomoCoping Concept, 2021Acrylic on canvas51 1/8 x 61 1/8 in
130 x 155 cm€ 7,050.00
MomoOne minute to midnight, 2019Acrylic on canvas74 3/4 x 74 3/4 in
190 x 190 cmsoldSold
MomoDeleto, 2021Acrylic on canvas49 1/4 x 41 3/8 in
125 x 105 cm€ 4,590.00
MomoOrgans of Sense, 2021Acrylic on canvas51 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
130 x 130 cmsoldSold
MomoFall Yall, 2021Acrylic on canvas29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in
75 x 90 cmsoldSold
MomoChamber Towel, 2021Acrylic on canvas49 1/4 x 41 3/8 in
155 x 130 cm€ 7,050.00
MomoWizards Choice, 2021Acrylic on canvas55 1/8 x 68 7/8 in
140 x 175 cm€ 8,575.00
MomoEndless, 2018Acrylic on canvas130 x 90 cm
51 1/8 x 35 3/8 in
MomoSketch for Time, 2020Acrylic on canvas24 1/8 x 31 1/2 in
61 x 80 cm€ 2,800.00