Sharing a name with everyone’s favorite Cubist must direct your destiny towards a vocation in the arts, or at least it did for Pablo Ruiz. The Argentine sculptor opened his latest series, Ciudades Invisibles, over the weekend at the Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori.
Inspired by the celebrated Italo Calvino novel of the same name, the exposition brings texts, settings, and sentiments from the book to life in various sculpted mediums. Ruiz was so inspired by reading the book, that one day he woke up and decided that he needed to create pieces based on the images and emotions that it generated within him.
What makes the project different than others for the artist, is that he feels as though the subject matter is inexhaustible. He observes that the same way that the inspiration from a city can constantly renew itself, so too does the inspiration he draws from Calvino’s description of them. The influence of urban planning on his works can be seen in the geometry of the sculptures, and in the mediums themselves. The artist uses things like iron, bronze, wood, and ceramic to support his structures and create his desired aesthetic. The idea is not necessarily to create something architectural, but rather represent the dynamic and complex aspects of urban life.
In addition to showing his work all over the world, Pablo has invested in the future of artists right here in Buenos Aires. If you’re interested in meeting and learning from the self-taught artist, you can get involved with his two major art hubs in the city: Gente del Barro and Del Jardín.
Pick a sunny day to make your way over to the Bosques de Palermo, and see for yourself what inexhaustible inspiration looks like.
Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori (Espacio Confitería)
Av. Infanta Isabel 555
July 2nd – August 28th
Tuesday – Friday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Free! No excuses.