Xavier Robles de Medina

This work is related to the West Indian Trade Company. The Driehoekshandel was the trade triangle formed between The Netherlands, Africa and South America in the 16th & 17th centuries. It is further inspired by a text from Norman Bryson who wrote on the relationship between the figural and the discursive. The image is appropriated from a Vermeer painting, The Procuress, 1656, which was in turn an appropriation of a 1922 painting by Dirck van Baburen.

Driehoekshandel, 2018, graphite on paper, 8 × 7 in | 20 × 18 cm