Jorge Pardo on the ‘rustic’ digital technique behind his laser-cut chandeliers
By Ali Morris
Floating through the upper level of Victoria Miro gallery like a shoal of serene deep sea creatures are the latest works by renowned Mexico-based Cuban-American sculptor, Jorge Pardo. ‘I don’t do chandeliers very often, and I wanted to see what came of making some,’ states Pardo, surveying the colourful laser-cut plastic lamps that are set at different levels around the space.
Pardo, who is showing for the first time with the London gallery, has a refreshing matter-of-fact approach to his work. ‘Shows generally do not really have a conceptual organising principle,’ he explains. ‘Sometimes they do, but most of the time they really don’t. I don’t like anecdotes – artists are not that smart,’ he adds with a laugh.
Image: Installation view, Jorge Pardo at Victoria Miro.
© Jorge Pardo. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice
Installation photography: Thierry Bal