Pablo Reinoso presents two spectacular works in a public space with Waddington Custot: ‘‘L’Arche’’ in front of the Petit Palais and ‘‘Le Cercle’’ in the middle of the octagonal basin in the Jardin des Tuileries.
“L’Arche”, made from matt black painted steel and 6-metre high, is part of the Beam Bench series that Pablo Reinoso began in 2011, and in which he continues his reflections on materials. By setting steel girders free from their original function, he creates conditions that are favourable to the creation of new possibilities. The piece seems to frame the entrance to the building, giving passers-by somewhere to sit and providing a new vantage point between the two palaces.
“Le Cercle” rises in the centre of the octagonal basin in the middle of the Jardin des Tuileries. A historical setting, near the Place de la Concorde, for this installation comprising 8 sculptures that rise 6 metres above the water’s surface. “Le Cercle” is taken from the Garabatos series, on which Pablo Reinoso has been working since 2010. For the small octagonal basin in the Jardin des Tuileries, the artist designed an installation that takes its place along the fabulous perspective that connects the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe. Extending this exceptional alignment, the sculptures emerge from the water and radiate outwards to form a circle, their movements creating reflections on the water that change with the wind.
Pablo Reinoso (born 1955, Argentina) is a Franco-Argentinian sculptor. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1978. He has worked in series since the 1970’s, always rethinking his rapport with material, object and space. He tricks logic through his seemingly living works, giving his works a life of their own, widening the possibilities of reality.