Is this world serious?
Until February 28 of 2020
Up to 7°C at the end of the century, cyclones, hurricanes, Indonesian cities sinking under rising seas, Amazonia in flames, California under evacuation following the ravages of Cal Fire, the list is still long.
If nowadays, more than ever, we are informed of the natural disasters devastating the planet, the world seems to have become crazy, swept along by an exponential irremediable process. Through this new exhibition, Philippe Pastor questions this chaos and the destructive force of Man, directed against his fellow human beings and his environment. On this occasion he offers us a fascinating installation of The Burned Trees sculptures, accompanied by large abstract paintings, created with time and nature. Testimony of a destroyed ecosystem, his works highlight the beauty, complexity and resilience of nature that always rises from its ashes.
Philippe Pastor was born in 1961 in Monaco. He works between Monaco and Spain.
Committed to environment, Philippe Pastor has developed through his work a personalized vision of Nature, translating Man’s interaction with the planet. Using living matter, its transformation through time and immediate surroundings, combining soil, pigments, minerals and plants of all kinds, Philippe Pastor represents his vision of life, environmental destruction and Man’s involvement in society.
Since 1990 his work has been recognized with two biennale of Venice and has been shown around the world. He is the official artist of the Monaco Pavilion at the Universal Exposition EXPO Milano 2015.
Artist website: www.philippe-pastor.com
Former artist studio ideally located on the Avenue Princesse Grace, alongside the Villa Sauber and the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Modern’Art gallery mainly represents the artists Philippe Pastor and MARCELLINE LAPOUFFE and is particularly active supporting environmental projects.
The work of Philippe Pastor and MARCELLINE LAPOUFFE illustrate very different facets of today’s world. If Philippe Pastor engages his creations towards a reflection on Nature and the role of Man, MARCELLINE LAPOUFFE plays with death and explores eccentric universes coated with strass.
Monaco Modern’Art has supported Philippe Pastor’s career, specialy during his participation in the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennales. The gallery has participated in most of its publications and is regularly collaborating with the Association Art and Environment, created by the artist in 2007. It has organized many touring exhibitions of The Burned Trees project and is ensuring the maintenance of permanent installations.
The gallery supports and shares Philippe Pastor’s commitment to environmental protection. Expanding the boundaries of contemporary art, it punctually opens spaces for collaborations, with other galleries or to support other institutions and events that are part of its approach. This is how the gallery worked with the United Nations during the “Plant for the Planet” Campaign in 2007-2008, and hosted, in 2015, an exhibition of the Monaco Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Milan to promote the Principality’s project, that was conceived with an eco-sustainable approach.