‘Subway 1’ was exhibited in the 2017 solo show ‘Structures and Passages’. In this work, Blasco combines architecture, photography and sculpture to create a rhythmic 360 degree view of a New York subway platform, playing with our perception by interleaving multiple angles within the one unfolding object.
I very often wander around cities, looking up and in awe of the buildings and structures. Not just the city I live in, but any place that I visit. In effort to relate to these new and not so new places I take pictures, lots of pictures. In doing so, there is an emotional restraint that follows me, conveying the unsettlingly simultaneous expansion and compression of space that the urban dweller experiences and that I am trying to reflect on with these works.
Works by Isidro Blasco are held in major collections across the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.