Collection: Pablo Rasgado

Pablo Rasgado
b. 1984, Zapopan, Mexico; lives in Mexico City¶
Unfolded architecture (Monochromatic Muralism No. 19), 2012
Drywall from ex teresa arte actual and MDF
78-3/4 x 78-3/4 x 3 inches
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, purchase with funds provided by Jorge M. Pérez
Courtesy of Artist and Arratiabeer GbR

This work is part of a series created from drywall recovered from the temporary walls constructed for exhibitions within museum galleries, in this case from the art space Ex-Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City. The artist repositions these materials in grid-like compositions that reference abstract painting and sculptures from the postwar period in the Americas. ¶¶In Unfolded Architecture, the two-dimensional structuring of the drywall acts to unfold its previously three-dimensional state as temporary architecture, an origami in reverse. The clean, white spaces of museums often convey a sense of permanence and stability, qualities that this work challenges. It shows the dirt and damage that its component parts sustained in their life as gallery walls and demonstrates that such spaces are fragile and impermanent. ¶

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