ISIDRO BLASCO: Detail, 'Hopetoun Hotel', 2011, C-Print, musuem board, wood, 20 x 65 x 15 cm
Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography and installation to explore themes of vision and perception in relation to the space that surrounds us and physical experience.
In his solo exhibition, 'Tilt', Blasco takes aerial views of the city of Sydney where he has spent time doing an artist's residency and his home in New York. Through the distortions and emphases, Blasco orchestrates risk comparison with the actual streetscapes or rooms he's re-creating, the resulting effect is a fragmentation of a single line of sight that is reminiscent of Cubist collages. Blasco's three dimensional sculptures result in an elliptical succession of multiple angles, producing a space that is at once recognizable and entirely new. In his works in 'Tilt', he introduces fragmentation, superimposition and colourful mosaic patterns similar to the texture of rock-crystal.
He describes his work, "I always try to make this space a personal one; projecting into it my worries, hopes and visions of future events in the city. Looking for those significant places that talk to me. I take photos and later reconstruct in a three dimensional photographic structure, that same place."
The Video: "Elusive Here" 2010. (Blue Ray, 17 minutes), explores different ideas on recreating spaces mixed with dream-like narratives of transitional moments in Blasco's life. Building spaces that are in between sculpture, architecture and scenography; a new stop-motion video will be presented: "TILTED". With more than 5.000 photographs this video was shot from the Sydney tower during 13 hours this summer.
Blasco explains, "With my work, I recreate the architectural space of the whole or a particular section of the built environment according to a subjective perception of it. Only from one specific point, that is the point from which the images were shot, can we see and recognize the architectural elements the way they are in the real world."
Isidro Blasco is held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art and many International Museums.