First Published 19 June 2015
Pablo Reinoso’s first retrospective is presented by the Maison de l’Amerique Latine in Paris through September 3rd. The artist whose work has been presented at Miami Basel, the Venice Biennale, Art Basel and FIAC and who has created work for Veuve Clicquot and Givenchy, is world renown for testing limits, questioning solutions and uniting opposites in the world of art, sculpture and design. Here are photos of the works in this exhibition.
Bamboo Light System, Yamagiwa, 2006. This light system is a series of individual lights that link together and can create a shape according to the owners desire.
The artist is well known for his explorations using the Thong Chair #14. Here are a few examples from the exhibit
The shadow of the chair has been articulated in wood.
This piece is considered are but technically is functional. It is called the Throne Beam Stool, 2015 . It is made of painted steel.
Laocoonte, 2104, sculpted wood (150,5 x 186,5 x 35 cm) Inspired by Laocoön (1610 and 1614). In this work he combined two aspects of his work – the Spaghetti bench and his exploration of the Thonet Chair #14.
Two for Tango, sculpted wood, 2012 (236,5 x 205 x 56,5 cm) This is an homage to the double portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées et de sa soeur la duchesse de Villars by an unknown artist of l’Ecole de Fountainbleu (v.1594)
This is his well-known series “Bancs Spaghetti”. He explores this ubiquitous and anonymous chair form that is placed all around the world in anticipation of social gatherings. His earlier Spaghetti chairs are left functional however in this latest rendition they completely reject their function as a chair and seems to escape back to a plant form.