Born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pablo Reinoso lives and works in Paris.
Pablo Reinoso is known for his multidisciplinary practice that transforms functional objects from the world of architecture and design into entities in their own right. Following four principles that he borrows from wild nature – reproduction, exuberance, branching and expansion – he “greens” inanimate elements. Once transformed, they blur the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, but also between inside and outside, and call our relationship to space and landscapes into question.
In his famous series Bancs Spaghetti, he reinvents the every day object with humour and frivolity. His work hides both an ethical aspect – the respect of nature and of its materials – as well as a critical one against meaningless processes of a certain type of contemporary design. His installations and sculptures reveal a deep knowledge of the environment linked to our perception of the world, the landscape and space. As part of a process of deployment and development, his work finds its way within monumentality and at the same time, it keeps a human scale.
His work has been exhibited in international institutions and in the framework of major artistic events, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the MUDAC in Lausanne, the CID – Centre d’innovation et de design at Grand Hornu, the Venice Biennale, the FIAC Hors-les-murs, the Bienalsur and AGORA, the Biennale of Bordeaux.
His sculptures are present in public space and were objets of numerous public commissions for site specific installations, such as in Palais de l’Elysée, on Quai Gillet in the City of Lyon, in Busan, South Korea, at Polygone Riviera, Cagnes-sur-mer, France, among many others.
His works are part of the collections of the MALBA and the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Fonds national d’art contemporain in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, the MACRO Rosario and the MUSAC in Leon in Spain. From May 1st to September 4th, 2022, the Domaine national de Chambord (France) devotes a monumental exhibition to his work.