June 24, 2013

Pablo Reinoso Sculptures in Macau

Pablo Reinoso: Living Sculptures 
One Central & Mandarin Oriental, Macau, China
Through July 14, 2013

Spider Bench, 2011
Painted Steel, 577 x 220 x 95 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Art Plural Gallery, Singapore

A solo exhibition of French-Argentinean artist PABLO REINOSO, presented by Art Plural Gallery, Singapore, is on view in Macau through July 14, 2013. The exhibition of Pablo Reinoso titled Living Sculptures features eleven artworks which are displayed in One Central and Mandarin Oriental in Macau. It was part of the 2013 edition of Le French May (celebrating  French  arts  and  culture) in Hong Kong and Macau which took place from April 17 to June 22, 2013. One of the largest French arts festivals in Asia, Le French May has been held annually in Hong Kong and Macau for more than 20 years. 

This year, French-Argentinean artist Pablo Reinoso has been invited to present his latest sculptures in Macau. Originally a renowned designer but essentially  an artist, Pablo Reinoso  has practiced art in various ways since an early age. Multifaceted  and curious, he navigates through different disciplines; sculpture,  photography, architecture and design, exploring a myriad of techniques  and materials. With his sculptural creations, he tests the  limits of  possibility by using  objects against their  grain, uniting opposites and mixing-up materials such as wood, slate, brass, marble and steel.

Pablo Reinoso focuses his search on the entity, its transference, and the unconscious, using space and time as an environment. A culmination of the artist’s discoveries brought him to use other materials such as air. This medium enabled the energy to flow in all dimensions of his self-orientated link between  art history and psychoanalysis. Today, the material object in Reinoso's work is just a vector to convey his inspiration and thought. The actual study of functionality leads to the inner dialogue between art and design, which transcends into the outer object itself. This is illustrated through the mutation of mirrors, chairs, benches and garments along with the chaos of the unknown using our five senses. 


Pablo Reinoso was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1955. He studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. Throughout his life, Pablo Reinoso conducted his exploration in a Yin-Yang manner. On one  side,  his  portfolio  features  numerous design projects for the packaging, furniture, interiors and luxury consumer goods world and on the other, the endless quest of the intangible boundaries of the soul through art, and think tanks. 

In the 90’s, Pablo Reinoso created monumental sculptures, some of which initiated the establishment of landmark installations. Pablo Reinoso's international reputation shines, as his rich array of pieces and their  depth blazes the trail for a new dimension of art/design. 

Art Plural Gallery devoted a solo exhibition to the artist in Singapore from January to March 2012. Pablo Reinoso's sculptures were featured in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan. Public collections around the world  include: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Mamba, Buenos Aires; Macro, Rosario; Société des Amis du MNAM; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. The artist’s solo shows were held at the Museo de Arte Latino americano (Malba) Buenos Aires, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM), Brazil. His  group shows include: Centre Pompidou, Paris, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Museum of Art and Design (Mad), New York, to name a few. Pablo Reinoso lives and works in Paris. 

On view at Art Plural Gallery in Singapore through 27 July 2013 is a solo exhibition of Korean artist Chun Kwang Young.