Jorge Pardo Program 2012

  • Not on view

Pardo’s work bridges the worlds of art, design, and architecture, seeking new ways to engage with viewers on both functional and aesthetic levels. These screenprints, executed in a range of lush colors reminiscent of 1960s or 1970s home decoration, feature a series of shapes that appear abstract but are in fact examples of the artist’s biomorphic lamp designs. The motifs represent only three lamps, but, with the help of a computer modeling program, Pardo has presented each from a variety of perspectives, turning these utilitarian objects into elusive, aestheticized forms. Unlike standard print editions, each portfolio in this edition of fourteen is unique; the artist used the same background colors for each group of fifteen screenprints but paired them with different motifs producing 210 distinct compositions.

Gallery label from Abstract Generation: Now in Print, March 15–September 2, 2013.
Portfolio of fifteen screenprints
sheet (each): 39 3/8 x 27 9/16" (100 x 70 cm)
Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
14 unique variants
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Endowment Fund
Object number
© 2023 Jorge Pardo
Drawings and Prints

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