Quoz Arts Fest 2024 | Pablo Reinoso: Lines in Motion
Pablo Reinoso: Lines in Motion
A selection of existing and brand-new works merge together to create a comprehensive survey of Reinoso’s sculptural practice.
27_28 Jan 2024
The first solo exhibition of French-Argentinian artist Pablo Reinoso in the region, titled Lines in Motion. First shown at the Abu Dhabi Art fair, a selection of existing and brand-new works merge together to create a comprehensive survey of Reinoso’s sculptural practice.
This exhibition serves to highlight the whimsical world of Reinoso’s sculptures, from his iconic Spaghetti Benches and Garabatos to his Frames, the works surpass their immediate function to take on a life of their own, elegantly taking possession of the gallery space.
For the series entitled Spaghetti Bench, Pablo Reinoso used public benches, which are anonymously designed and travel across cultures with an out-of-time, old-fashioned quality, as a starting point for his reflections. Started in 2006, these sculptures have multiplied and found homes in very diverse places. In line with his work on the Thonet chairs, the artist explores once again the seat as an object. Yet this time it is no longer the object but matter that frees itself from its function and pursues its fate of wood, tree, plant.
Reinoso stages benches that, after having accomplished their task as furniture, revert into growing, climbing branches. This freedom is expressed in a movement that embraces architecture, wondering throughout space.
About the participant
Custot Gallery Dubai, founded by Stéphane Custot, opened in March 2016 in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, the city’s hub for arts.
The gallery showcases modern and contemporary artists such as Josef Albers, Chu Teh-Chun, Ian Davenport, Jean Dubuffet, Nicolas de Staël, Barry Flanagan, Peter Halley, Robert Indiana, Jedd Novatt, Marc Quinn, Pablo Reinoso, James Rosenquist, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella and Bernar Venet.