Abraham Pabón is interested in modernism’s intellectual heritage
and its visual language, and applies this to everyday, utilitarian
objects. He has incorporated elements from a Rietveld chair into his
own desk and transformed a towel into an archetype of an
architectural scale model. In this way, Pabón lends ordinary
products a sculptural character, simultaneously unveiling modernist
design’s true intentions, seemingly knocking it off its pedestal.
Pabón’s current focus is on the role of the piano in
twentieth-century avantgarde music such as Arnold Schönberg’s
atonal twelve-tone music and John Cage’s radical compositions. The
artist relates to the instrument in his very own way, obscuring the
boundaries between use, process and gesture.
Abraham Pabon (b. 1984, San José de Colón, Venezuela) is part of
important collections both in The Netherlands and =the United States.
His solo shows include: "Representación de un
Piano" at the Museum of Contemporary Art M.A.C Quinta
normal, Santiago, Chile (2016); “Possibility and
Repetition,” Martin van Zomeren Gallery in Amsterdam, NL (2016);
“Problemas Domésticos,” Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz de la
Sierra, Bolivia (2016); “Interior Francés,“ Oficina # 1,
Caracas, Venezuela (2015); and “Soloproject” Swab,
Barcelona, Spain (2015).