Pablo de Laborde Lascaris MRSS
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 destabilising them within their historical contexts.
Pablo has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, University College Falmouth, UK (2011). Selected exhibitions include: ‘Synergia, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, MX (Group Show, 2018); 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); The Artist and the Bricklayer, Pangaea Sculptors’ Center, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London, UK (performance, 2015); and Les disciples d'Actéon, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, FR (performance, 2014) Selected art fairs include: Zona Maco, Centro Citibanamex, CDMX, MX (2018); FIAC! (International Art Fair Paris), In-Process, Paris, FR (2014), European Capital of Culture, Galerie Gourvenec Ogor, Marseille, FR (2013). Recent residencies and awards include: Fibra, a textile residency working with the Wayuu and Kogi communities, Colombia. 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).