Jorge Pardos sculpture continues to blur the line between art, design and architecture as well as public and private space. Each project takes on a familiar yet alien presence with recurring elements of surface structure, other-worldly shape, vibrant color and a persistent playfulness that continues to reinvigorate and redefine Pardos sculpture.
Pardos artworks take many forms, often resembling everyday objects such as lamps, tables, chairs as well as structures, rooms and buildings. But in Pardos hands, spatial relationships become critical, color relationships are reinvented and the boundary between that which is utilitarian, useless or hedonistic is stretched and pulled.
Jorge Pardos work has been exhibited internationally; including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2001), the Dia Center for the Arts, New York (2000), Skulpture Projekt in Munster (1997) and the Sao Paulo Biennial (2004). This past year Pardo was honored with a mid-career survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2007). Most recently, Jorge Pardo has been commissioned to design the new installation of the Pre-Columbian collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), due to open to the public in June 2008.
Jorge Pardo: born 1963, Havana, lives and works in Los Angeles