Carlos Pazos

Carlos Pazos

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975.
Series of 21 black and white photographs. Silver gelatin print run, with typographic printing. 61 x 40 cm (20 copies); 40 x 61 cm (1 copy). MACBA Collection. Fundació Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975. Series of 21 black and white photographs. Silver gelatin print run, with typographic printing. 61 x 40 cm (20 copies); 40 x 61 cm (1 copy). MACBA Collection. Fundació Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975.

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975.

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975.

"I'm going to make a star of myself," 1975.

"Milonga", 1980. Hand-colored photograph and fluorescent light. 105 x 100 cm. “La Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona

"Milonga", 1980. Hand-colored photograph and fluorescent light. 105 x 100 cm. “La Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona

"An elephant in limbo," 1993.
General views of the climatic piece "An elephant in limbo" exhibited in 1993 at the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona).

"An elephant in limbo," 1993. General views of the climatic piece "An elephant in limbo" exhibited in 1993 at the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona).

"An elephant in limbo," 1993.

"An elephant in limbo," 1993.

"An elephant in limbo," 1993.

"An elephant in limbo," 1993.

"Elogio del calcetín", 2004. Collage of objects on paper. 115 x 105 cm.

"Elogio del calcetín", 2004. Collage of objects on paper. 115 x 105 cm.

"About other summers", 2006.  Watercolor and collage of objects on paper. 200 x 110 cm.

"About other summers", 2006. Watercolor and collage of objects on paper. 200 x 110 cm.

"Elogio del artificio (II)", 2007. Mixed technique

"Elogio del artificio (II)", 2007. Mixed technique

"Y zen, y tal y cual", 2008. Mixed technique. 19 x 65 x 48 cm

"Y zen, y tal y cual", 2008. Mixed technique. 19 x 65 x 48 cm

"Stolen," 2008. Installation of 151 photographs. Digital print.

"Stolen," 2008. Installation of 151 photographs. Digital print.

"Stolen," 2008.

"Stolen," 2008.

"Les Loups (I)", 2009. Mixed technique

"Les Loups (I)", 2009. Mixed technique

"Les Loups (II)", 2009. Mixed technique. 28,5 x 52,5 x 48 cm

"Les Loups (II)", 2009. Mixed technique. 28,5 x 52,5 x 48 cm

"Más blanco no se puede", 2009. Mixed technique

"Más blanco no se puede", 2009. Mixed technique

"Out of Limbo," 2018. General views of the installation "Out of Limbo" within the exhibition Del Vell al Nou, inside the Ars Santa Mònica (Barcelona).

"Out of Limbo," 2018. General views of the installation "Out of Limbo" within the exhibition Del Vell al Nou, inside the Ars Santa Mònica (Barcelona).

"Out of Limbo," 2018.

"Out of Limbo," 2018.

"No et prometo res", 2018. Installation located in La Vinya dels Artistes (La Pobla de Cèrvoles, Lleida, Spain). Reproduction of a bottle rack on a giant scale, a small cave full of found junk and a sign.

"No et prometo res", 2018. Installation located in La Vinya dels Artistes (La Pobla de Cèrvoles, Lleida, Spain). Reproduction of a bottle rack on a giant scale, a small cave full of found junk and a sign.

"No et prometo res", 2018.

"No et prometo res", 2018.

"No et prometo res", 2018.

"No et prometo res", 2018.

"Portable headquarters." Image of the wagon of one of the PazosCuchillo Foundation headquarters. The Portable Headquarters is dedicated to gather and exhibit, as a permanent collection, the work of Carlos Pazos.
It has thirteen cubicles, called "wagons", because they are mobile and can be moved and travel around the world like the caravans of a circus.

"Portable headquarters." Image of the wagon of one of the PazosCuchillo Foundation headquarters. The Portable Headquarters is dedicated to gather and exhibit, as a permanent collection, the work of Carlos Pazos. It has thirteen cubicles, called "wagons", because they are mobile and can be moved and travel around the world like the caravans of a circus.

Image of the wagon of one of the PazosCuchillo Foundation headquarters.

Image of the wagon of one of the PazosCuchillo Foundation headquarters.

Carlos Pazos

Spain, 1949.

He is an artist who follows no discipline. This allows him to resort to the most appropriate technique for what he wants to tell at any given time (collage, installation, film, photography, etc.).

His first solo exhibition took place in 1970 at the Ateneu Barcelonés and his first retrospective, entitled "Tell Me Nothing", in 2007 at MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and at MNCARS (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid). 

He received the Community of Madrid Prize in 2003, the National Prize for Plastic and Visual Arts in 2004, the Premi Nacional d'Arts Visuals from Catalonia in 2008 and the GAC Prize in 2017. 

In recent years, compilations of his texts have been published. "Garabatos y Zarpazos", 2004 (2nd edition 2007), "Pimpollos y Papanatas", 2013 and "Filigranas y Mamporros", 2019. 

Coinciding with his exhibition "De Paso", in the CDAV of Havana, he shot the film "I invented the Llopis" (45'), presented at Casa Encendida, Madrid 2012. 

Insisting on his passion for cinema, art and literature, he made the feature film "Artissimo, a film of quotes, a collage to be read" (2h15'), which was presented, among other venues, at the Reina Sofía Museum, Madird in 2015 and at the Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2018. 

In June 2018 he presented the permanent intervention "No et prometo res" (I promise nothing) at the Vinya dels Artistes, Lleida, Spain. 

Among other individual exhibitions in Madrid and Barcelona, to be held between 2020 and 2022, he is preparing an exhibition at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and another at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS).

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