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Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas painting by Robert Nava titled Saturn Angel

Saturn Angel, 2021
Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas
85 x 73 inches (215.9 x 185.4 cm)
© Robert Nava; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

For those amongst us who’ve shared visions of angels, they’ve often taken the form of birds. Winged and weightless, whether they’ve descended to impart a message, or remind us there are greater bounds and reaches to this existence—the visit is always brief—before they’re once again headed skyward into the liminal and indescribable. Robert Nava, a Brooklyn-based artist, has recently encountered angels, but it would appear they are of his own summoning. The Mexico-born painter is currently enjoying his first solo show, Angels, at Vito Schnabel Gallery in New York City. And the work? Well, it’s taking flight of course. 

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