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© Jorge Pardo / Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne<br/>    Picture: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne<br />

Jorge Pardo

Born 1963 in Havana, Cuba
Lives and works in Mérida and New York

Untitled, 2000

Pantone ink, on foil
120 x 41 cm

In his works, Jorge Pardo attempts to raise the question of the border between design and art. In addition to individual works of art, he again and again also creates pieces of furniture, interiors and, of late, even entire houses that waver at the boundary between utilitarian object and art object.

His paintings have a highly decorative element to them, placing them in line with tradition of Art Nouveau, Bauhaus and design history of the 1950s to 70s. With their biomorphic forms, they are intended to structure space. Pardo creates the rich colours of his abstract form compositions with an ink that he applies directly to foil. The works frolic in the realm between high art and commercial decoration, not least due to their extreme vertical or horizontal formats, and thus prompt reflection on our traditional values.

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