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Untitled 4 (Sarah)

Jorge Pardo | New York

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250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

This artwork is not open to the public

About the work

Fond of wild color combinations, natural light, and diverse materials, Pardo’s vivid drawings originate from digitally manipulated found images. The source imagery for these works is drawn from the artwork of Sarah Charlesworth, an important American photographer from the 1980s. Once Pardo rendered Charlesworth’s images barely recognizable and the compositions became almost completely abstract, the outlines were engraved into board and filled with vibrant tones of colored pencil and acrylic paint. The drawings were then sealed with a layer of automotive lacquer, creating an alluring surface that references the high shine of Charlesworth’s photographic prints. Pardo’s finished drawings function as an archive of Charlesworth’s photographs, which appear like shadows trapped under his glittering façades.

Untitled 4 (Sarah), 2022 
Acrylic paint, colored pencil, and high gloss automotive lacquer on MDF panel
24 ½ x 17 ¾ in. (61 x 43.2 cm) 

About Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo (b. 1963, Havana, Cuba) explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Employing a broad palette of vibrant colors, eclectic patterns, and natural and industrial materials, Pardo’s works range from murals to home furnishings to collages to larger-than-life fabrications. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2010); K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (2009) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008).