Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography and installation to explore themes of vision and perception in relation to physical experience. Blasco uses digital photography and common building materials to assemble three-dimensional constructions that recreate interior spaces and outdoor environments that are reminiscent of Cubist collages with multi-faceted angles and planes. His work often references the realm of private or domestic space. The artist normally begins by selecting one angle in a room or outdoors and then constructs a new space from the perspective of that vantage point. Blasco’s slight distortion of this perspective produces scenes that can appear both recognizable and unfamiliar. “I connect my experience as an outsider who walks the streets and interacts with the city with my more intimate feelings about closed and private spaces,” he says.
Isidro Blasco was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962 and has lived in New York since 1996. The artist has exhibited widely throughout the world including Australia, Brazil, China, Austria, Portugal and Spain. New York venues include MoMA-PS1, Black and White Gallery-Brooklyn, Smack Mellon Gallery-Brooklyn; SIM Gallery-Brazil, Wave Hill in the Bronx, Espacio Uno-Reina Sofia, Alcala 31-Madrid. Numerous awards include sculptor in residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome (1991); the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2010, 1998); and the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts (2000). In the U.S., Blasco’s works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Queens Museum of Art; Tweed Museum of Art; Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art; and Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. The artist maintains studios in Madrid, Spain; and Brooklyn, New York.
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