Roberto Turnbull Homenaje Al Sol, 1983
Roberto Turnbull (b. Mexico City, 1959) is a Mexican artist who was part of an influential generation of in the 1980s proposing new considerations of national identity in a movement that came to be known as “Neomexicanismo.” Turnbull’s work, primarily composed of paintings and graphic works utilizing a variety of different techniques, are distinguished and unified by a recognizable gesture of expressive force, and by an investigation of fragmentation in both symbols and language. Turnbull has shown widely internationally and held individual exhibitions at major institutions in Mexico, including the Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; the Museo de las Artes (MUSA), Guadalajara; and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.