NYC Subway (Morgan Avenue), 2016
c-print, archival museum board, wood, 13x15x2 inches, Plexi case
Copyright © 2016 Isidro Blasco
Isidro Blasco (b. 1962 in Madrid) lives and works in New York. He exhibits widely both at home and internationally. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Museu Metropolitano de Arte, MuMa. Curitiba, Brazil (2014), Aqui Huidizo, Comunidad de Madrid, Alcala 31. Madrid, Spain (2010), Center for Art and Design, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (2007), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2004), Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain (2003), Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica (2000), Queens Museum of Art, Bulova Center, Queens, NY (1999) as well as "Tribute and Memory" at the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda in Santiago de Chile, 'Stretching the Truth' at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, La Construcción del Paisaje Contemporáneo at the Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain, and 'Substance and Light: Ten Sculptors Use Cameras' at the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY. He is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts (2000). His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Baltimore Museum of Art, Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, and several museums in his native Spain as well as in many private collections.
Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography, and installation to explore physical and psychological terrains. Blasco uses digital images and building materials to create large- and small-scale architectural environments and three-dimensional reconstructions of neighborhoods, producing snapshots of cityscapes that play with perception. Beginning with a viewpoint of a building, or an interior or exterior space, Blasco takes photographs and pieces together images into photo-sculptures, reminiscent of Cubist collages with their multitudes of angles. Blasco’s slight distortions of perspective produce scenes that can appear both recognizable and unfamiliar.
“I connect my experience as an outsider who walks the streets and interacts with the city with my more intimate feelings about closed and private spaces.”