Pablo de Laborde Lascaris
Born in 1985 in Mexico DF
Lives and works in London, England
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.
2013 – Pitch – Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR
2013 – Tide – Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, UK
2013 – International Emerging Artist Award – FN Design, Dubai, AE
2013 – Super Scale – Arbeit Gallery, Islington, London, UK
2012 – Back and Forth – Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, UK
2012 – Household Festival – Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
2012 – Bursary Award – Royal British Society of Sculptors, South Kensington, London, UK
2011 – Degree Show – Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK
2010 – Millennium Collection – Galeria Jean Luis Silve, Valle de Bravo, MX
2009 – Art on the Edge – Exploring the Modern Medal – Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, UK