Pair of Silver Sugar Casters monochrome
Etching on watercolour paper, hand-coloured by the artist
38 × 58 cm
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.
about this work
Pair of silver sugar casters monochrome(2013) is a hand-coloured etching on watercolour paper. Due to the handmade nature of the artwork, each edition bears slight irregularities. With this etching representing a pair of sugar casters, Pablo Bronstein pursues his interest for silverware, which he collects occasionally.
Pair of silver sugar casters monochrome was published on the occasion of Bronstein’s exhibition A is Building, B is Architecture at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva in 2013.
about Pablo Bronstein
Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors or between art and dance. His work often combines references to the history of architecture, from Roman antiquity and the Baroque to Neo-classicism and Post-modernism, as well as hints to art history, from the Renaissance to the Modern period. One of his key interests is how architecture has the ability to intervene in personal identity or to inform our movements, behaviours, and social customs.
Bronstein uses architecture as a means to engage with power: of history, monuments, and the built environment. Using pen and ink on paper, his acutely drafted drawings capture an archival romance of a grand age, a nostalgic longing for the imposing and imperial. Adopting the styles of various architects and movements, his elaborate designs become plausible inventions, both paying homage to and critiquing the emblems of civil engineering.more...