Pablo de Laborde Lascaris
Mexico City, DF, Mexico
About Pablo de Laborde Lascaris
I'm a Mexican artist living in the United Kingdom and so as a result of a transient lifestyle, I have been led to re-evaluate and reflect on my position both as an individual and as an artist. My practice aims to build a subtle conversation between performance and sculpture, by blurring the boundary between the static reputation of sculpture and the narrative character of video.
My work revolves around a succession of playful studies, which build upon the associations between the unpredictable nature of the objects I use and the method in which I choose to animate them. I look at primordial artifacts, games and toys, altering their mechanization and form to change their functionality and question their practicality or shift their purpose. In doing so I have grown increasingly concerned with themes of impermanence and uncertainty in everyday life, which I address through performance.
These videos often portray a mechanic performance repeated over time, creating a cyclical quality. This rhythm is intended to put the viewer into a trance like state, so that they may enjoy the video for any period of time often wondering where it ends to loop back to the beginning. The performances are often unpredictable, progressing with a degree of experimentation, and conceived through the process of play.
2008-2011 First Class BA (Hons) Fine art - University College Falmouth, Falmouth, UK 2007-2008 Foundation Diploma - Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Paris, France 2005-2007 BA Specialization - Sociology and Anthropology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
- VP Gallery, Singapore, MY (May 2013)
- The Empire Project, Istanbul, TR (July 2013)
- Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR (Dec. 2013)
*European Capital of Culture for 2013
Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, UK
International Emerging Artist Award, FN Designs Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, AE
Super Scale, Arbeit Gallery, Islington, London, UK
Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award, South Kensington, London, UK
Back and Forth, Solo Show, Christ's Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, UK
Household Festival, Ava Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Degree Show, University College Falmouth, Falmouth, UK
Breakfast Exhibition, The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London, UK
Conjunction, magazine launch, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, UK
2nd, The Poly, Falmouth, UK
Millennium Collection, Galeria Jean Luis Silve, Valle de Bravo, MX
British Art Medal Society, British Museum, London, UK
Art on the Edge, Exploring the Modern Medal, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, UK
Elastic Bang, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, UK
Id Ego Superego, Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Paris, FR
Pensamientos Para el Futuro, Edificio Teopan, Historic Center, Mexico City, MX.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2011 - 2013
Christ's Hospital school, Horsham, UK
First Prize "winner"
International Emerging Artist Award
Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary award
British Art Medal Society, Medal Competition
British Art Medal Society, edition of fourteen medals, two of which went to the
British Museum and the V&A. The rest for sale through BAMS Winter catalogue.