Paulo Bronstein’s work focuses on drawing, choreography and performance woven together with the common thread of architecture. In an interview with the telegraph he states: “I’m obsessed with architecture, history, design and interiors.” (Bronstein, 2016). Hugely influenced by 18th Century architectural plans and 1980’s post modernist drawings he merges these influences with Baroque references giving his work an ephemeral elegance. Bronstein is particularly interesting within my research due to his drawings containing real references merged with imaginary buildings, he plays with idea’s of scale, behaviour and social customs.
‘Intervention For A Piazza In Turin’ implicates control within the development of public spaces. His piece ‘Erecting of the Paternoster Square Column‘ (2008) addresses the redevelopment of Paternoster Square and explores, in Bronstein’s own words: “political, social and visual effects of urban redevelopment projects.” (The Tate, 2017). “His drawings make free use of history but combine it with pure invention, without distinguishing between the two.” (Bell, 2014) .
THE TELEGRAPH (2016) Pablo Bronstein: in the studio [Online] Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/artists/pablo-bronstein-in-the-studio/ [Accessed 01/12/17]
THE TATE (2016) Who is Pablo Bronstein? [Online] Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/pablo-bronstein-11761/who-is-pablo-bronstein [Accessed 01/12/17]
ART IN AMERICA, Kirsty Bell (2014) In the Studio: Pablo Bronstein [Online] Available at: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-pablo-bronstein/ [Accessed 01/12/17]