Santiago Paredes and Carolina Sardi at JW Marriott Miami Hotel
Pinta Miami has partnered with the JW Marriott Miami Hotel to organize a Pop-Up featuring Santiago Paredes and Carolina Sardi.
Santiago Paredes' works are a fusion of dissimilar yet complementary worlds, revolving around the cult and use of everyday objects. His scenes consist of multiple references, appropriations, and simulations in dialogue with the history of images. Like a domino effect, each layer used creates a mix of content, frivolity, neoclassicism, and ambiguity.
Paredes invites us to reflect on the possibility of composition not from a material instrument but from the images he traces, captures, and appropriates from various sources such as the internet, advertising posters, used books, and brochures. Any representation code can encapsulate the minimal and necessary meaning to evoke one of his paintings. Analogous to a book, his works can be thought of in the same way—first designed and then printed.
Santiago Paredes' works are characterized by a constant: the transition from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional, from the virtual to the physical, and from the public world to the private world. In this way, each element that makes up the artist's work acts as a minimal expression of meaning, accentuating the singular beauty of each object to enhance our ability to see new forms.
After Tatlin's Tower, Naum Gabo's geometric-inverted experiments, Duchamp's ready-mades, Pevsner's mobile forms, and Brancusi's bird, 20th-century sculpture rushed towards different horizons. Materials changed, bringing forth new accompanying ideas. Marble, bronze, and wood gave way to steel, plastic, concrete, fabric, wax, and polyester. The surrealism of Noguchi, Arp, and Bourgeois softened forms; the pop art of Oldenburg, Arman, Segal, and Christo made those forms our everyday bread.
The '80s and '90s brought more breadth to isolated gestures in the desert of Land Art. Ecological art and the hybrid nature of installation became fashionable. Today, in the full dawn of the 21st century, sculpture is as free as any artistic expression: everything is allowed, any material is possible. But, what to do with such freedom? The Sutras warn, go deep within yourself.
Carolina Sardi starts from that point. The art of this young Argentine sculptor is diverse, abstract, geometric, with fluid craftsmanship—sometimes even biomorphic. There is a flavor in her pieces and installations that leads us to the conceptual, even the ideological. Her signs point towards introspection. Sardi always seeks internal themes.
JW Marriott Hotel
1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States