Pastel is a painter and architect. His work is rooted in a consideration of public art as urban acupuncture. In his compositions plants and flora are both descriptive and conceptual tools that represent a place and symbolize the events that marked it, resulting in artworks that stand as contemplations of the dialogue between mankind and space, and the confrontation between industry and the natural world.
Working with flora as social symbolism, the artworks invite reflection on the nature of man and his surroundings. The existential, real, pure and tragic, almost forgotten in modern society.
Currently based in Buenos Aires, Pastel has exhibited in galleries and painted in festivals and residencies around the world, including most recently the Traffic Design Festival (Poland), Via Vai Project (Italy) and Art Basel (Miami).
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Available artworks in UNION Gallery