Óscar Abraham Pabón
San Juan de Colón, Venezuela, 1984.
Studied Architecture at the National University of Caracas and a Master of Visual Arts at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He currently lives in Barcelona (Spain) where he studies ceramics at the Escuela de Arte La Industrial.
Óscar Abraham Pabón bases his research on the soul search for new meanings for forms and materials. In his language the geometric and the abstract are transformed to endow the objects with other readings. The carpets of traditional Persian patterns are intervened by the artist and unfold in space with clear sculptural intentions. It is an ornamental language that coexists with an abstract geometry that invites the spectator to walk through the space and perceive a two-dimensional progression between the floor and the wall.
Brick is a recurrent element in Pabón's work, a material traditionally used in construction but transformed by means of ceramic glazes and drilled with a percussion hammer, in the manner of a stiletto on marble, it takes on new meanings. "One can work with things taken from everyday life such as bath towels or a simple chewing gum; the interesting thing is to observe the possibilities and new dialogues with the objects, to insist on seeing beyond the thing itself, to see another possible reality by means of common objects, small things". O. A. P.
Óscar Abraham Pabón has been selected to participate in numerous public art projects, one of his most recent interventions Ora Pro Nobis was part of the recent Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), 2019. His work is part of the collections of the Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile (MAC), Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, among others.