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Roberta Lobeira's Magical Worlds: Poetry Gardens & Past Lives at Galerie Adrienne Desbiolles Zurich

Galerie Adrienne Desbiolles Zurich present Poetry Gardens & Past Lives, marking the first exhibition in Switzerland of Mexican Artist Roberta Lobeira, whose monumental paintings represent a magical cross between imagination and real life. The show will feature a curated selection of recent works and unveil a new series of Digital Paintings the artist produced in 2024.

Poetry Gardens & Past Lives

“My artwork is inspired by beautiful things and I try to create magical worlds, inspired by dreams, animals, nature, fantasies, music and movement.” Roberta Lobeira

Born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in 1979, the artist studied between New York at the Academy of Art and at the School of Visual Arts, Paris with Oli Nicole, and Oaxaca with Marco Antonio Bustamante. Lobeira later moved to California and currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain. 

Roberta Lobeira's style, as described in VOGUE, “always involves a lot of fantasy, the attempt to leave the ordinary of our daily lives and recover the curiosity we had as children. She creates magical worlds inspired by dreams, animals, nature, music and couture, beyond what we know to exist.*” Her unique magical realism has been influenced by artists such as Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, and René Magritte. The artist has produced large format paintings of imaginary worlds with fantastic characters and landscapes, inspired by nature with a poetic style of expression in which nature becomes unnatural and surreal. In her own words: “This is why I paint and what has inspired me over the years to grow and evolve as an artist. It is the constant search for what’s on the outside and pushing my imagination to see how far it takes me.”

The artist has exhibited her work in Europe and in the US, a retrospective was recently held at the Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon, in Monterrey, Mexico. Lobeira's work includes the Family Portraits made for the successful tv series** The House of Flowers, directed by Manolo Caro.

Poetry Gardens & Past Lives

LUZ | Lydie Fuerte & Eva Luisa (Thursday, 18th of April 2024 7:00 pm)

The opening of the exhibition will coincide with Luz, a live performance by guitarist and composer Lydie Fuerte and Flamenco dancer and choreographer Eva Luisa. Luz invites the viewer to share the complicity of two artists who have combined their talents to express their unique way of experiencing the world within an intimate and poetic Universe. Fuerte draws inspiration from the music of the World to create a hybrid and multifaceted soundscape. Luisa’s dance embodies the bold and powerful character of Flamenco, immersed in Fuerte’s sounds, revealing the sensitivity and intensity of the melodies. 

Poetry Gardens & Past Lives


Dates: April 19 - June 6, 2024

Address: Münsterhof 4, 8001 Zürich

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:30am to 6:30pm, Sat 11am to 4pm


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