Having purchased a home in Hudson, New York last November, Spanish artist Isidro Blasco has invited 14 artists to apply their ideas to the structure before he begins the renovation.
Each individual has approached the project in a different way, creating surprising and unique results. ‘The artists are giving us their take on the architecture by intervening directly on it’, Isidro says.
_INTERVENTIONS II will be on view only 3 days: Friday, January 30 to Sunday, February 1 from 11 AM – 7 PM.
The opening reception will be January 31st at 1pm.
Artists: Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew duPont, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain,
Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Iván Navarro, Ruby Palmer,
Karina Skvirsky, Grace Sullivan, Dannielle Tegeder | Organizer: Isidro Blasco
For more information, visit: Isidro Blasco Studio
Museu Municipal de Arte (MuMA), Brazil presents a solo exhibition by Isidro Blasco entitled “Deconstructed Landscape”. Curated by Denise Gadelha, the exhibition consists of a large installation with five video projections, all about the city of Curitiba in Paraná. The perspectival, fragmented construction is 26-meter long, offering visitors a different perception of the city.
Exhibition dates: 18 October, 2014 – 1 February, 2015
“Exploring the dynamics of perception, mix media creative Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography and installations to express his optical reality. He sees a warped world, almost like a bird perched on the last ledge of the tallest building in town. Since past eight years, Isidro has been travelling around the world with his trusty camera.
Unlike a regular tourist, his only aim is to reach the top of the highest skyscraper and click photographs and videos. For the series, aptly named Planets, he “covers everything around in a panorama like way” and stops only when he has shot all that his eyes can see. Then at the studio, the Spanish born, New York based artist gets down to business: The printed photos are cut, volumes of buildings are popped out and a complex construction is created using basic building materials like wooden planks.
A Doctorate in Architecture, he has a special love for structures that’s as evident as his peculiar take on perspective. “A picture is a flat representation of a 3D reality. So by manipulating it I envision a space that is neither 2D nor 3D…it’s somewhere in between,” he explains. The intentional distortion in his art is meant to bring us closer to understand the paradox of seeing and perceiving, while compressing a vast cityscape into a scene, that can be internalised in a mere glimpse.”