Pablo de Laborde Lascaris is a Mexican Sculptor based between the United Kingdom and Mexico City. It is through the orchestration of specific dialogues between two entities that Pablo’s work challenges the functionality of day-to-day objects. He does so by creating artifacts that either suggest a reinterpreted use, or objects that are made obsolete by the alteration of their shape, scale or material. His deliberate act of depriving an item of its actual purpose questions the traditional qualities of sculpture by destabilizing them within their historical contexts.
Education: Pablo has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, University College Falmouth, UK (2011).
Selected exhibitions include: A Blip, ASC Gallery, London, UK (solo show, 2016); Pitch, Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR (solo show, 2013); Tide, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, UK (solo show, 2012); Pabellon de Las Escaleras, Guadlajara 90210, Mexico City, Mexico (Group Show, 2019); Synergia, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico (Group Show, 2018); The Artist and the Bricklayer, Pangaea Sculptors’ Center, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London, UK (performance, 2015); Les disciples d'Actéon, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, FR (performance, 2014) and ‘Since 1984’, Christ’s Hospital, West Sussex, UK (2015); FIAC! (International Art Fair Paris), In-Process, Paris, FR (2014), European Capital of Culture, Galerie Gourvenec Ogor, Marseille, FR (2013).
Selected awards and residencies include: FONCA, Jovenes Creadores, Scupture Prize, Mexico (Bursary, 2018); Fibra, Textile Residency, Colombia (2018); Cananea Residency with artist Manuel Munoz G.G MRBS, Sonora, Mexico (2017); Bavaria Residency with artist Hex FRBS, Germany (2016); Sculpture Shock, Royal British Society of Sculptors (Finalist, 2014); Artist-in-Residence, Christ's Hospital school, Horsham, United Kingdom (2011-13); International Emerging Artist Award (Winner, 2013); and Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (Bursary, 2012).
Portrait © Manfredi Gioacchini 2018