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Pascual Sisto


Pascual SistoArtist’s Statement

My work explores the transitional and uncertain phase of subjects undergoing a rite of passage in which their normal condition and function is altered, leaving them in a suspended “betwixt and between” state. The sense of purpose and identity dissolves, bringing about disorientation. The work attempts to visualize this state, known as liminality, within systems of order and control, through means of repetition, interruption, obstruction and or erasure. These disruptions are seen as the liminal states in otherwise constant and accepted modes of presence. I believe that through disorientation and uncertainty we find an unbiased and arbitrary way of engaging with our relationship to absolutes as well as an emancipated analysis on our conditioning and expectations. It is my assertion that the synthetic world portrayed in the work is fundamentally a liminal space. This is not because it is functionally transitional, except perhaps that it offers no ending or resolution, but that it functions parallel to ‘real’ space and remains temporary in its occupancy.

Website: pascualsisto.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2010-2012

2012
Fill_in_the_blanks, Seventeen Gallery, London

2011
Over and Over, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Calif.

2010
Looped, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
Absolutely Not – Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles

Select Group Exhibitions from 2008-2012

2011
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Fla.

2010
Remote Viewing, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

2009
Significant and Insignificant Events, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey

2008
Gravity Art, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles

Select Community-based Artwork

2011
See Change, Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles, Tom Bradley International Terminal
LAX. Los Angeles

Select Awards from 2008-2012

2011
Artists Resource for Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles

2011
Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2008
Special Youth Council of Spain Prize, 2008 Culturas, Madrid, Spain

EDUCATION

M.F.A., 2011
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2007
University of California, Los Angeles

B.F.A., 2000
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif.

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