Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café
Piscina Casa - Le Grand Café

Exhibition

The Cuban artists Los Carpinteros have a different strategy and position. They are interested in the points at which art and society intersect, the fusion of architecture, design and sculpture. This then gives form to surprising works that are at times comical and poetic, yet without sidelining a critical and political dimension connected to the context in which their work is elaborated: Cuba. Hence this series of swimming pools brought together at Le Grand Café: luxury objects banned in Cuba that have become phantasmagorical for the artists who, practicing the art of reversal and of the absurd, make them into a sort of inverted island, a negative space. They are, when all is said and done, a commentary on the collapse of Cuban infrastructures and a powerful voyage into the imagination.

Artworks

First Floor

Los Carpinteros
Portaaviones
2005
Water, fiberglass, resin, stainless steel, PVC tubes, water pump, fiber optic, mosaic 171 x 219 x 78 cm Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary's collection Vienna Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Piscina Reflejo
2006
Watercolor 152 x 163 cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Lenguaje
2005
Watercolor 70,5 x 99,5 cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Sandalia
2004
Rubber, series of 60 copies 4 x 33 x 15 cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Vecinos
2004
Water, fiberglass, resin, stainless steel, PVC tubes, water pump, fiber optic, mosaic 130 x 150 x 150 cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Piscina Infinita III
2006
Watercolor 75,5 x 112 cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Los Carpinteros
Home Pool
2006
Water, fiberglass, resin, stainless steel, PVC tubes, water pump, fiber optic, mosaic 220 x 230 x 100cm Courtesy Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Escal'Atlantic

Los Carpinteros
Cama
2007
Foam, metal, stainless steel, painting, cloth 125 x 345 x 510 cm Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary's collection, Vienna Production : Atelier Calder, Estuaire 2007, and Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc

Biography

Los Carpinteros is a trio of artists, Alexandre Arrechea, Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez and Marco Castillo Valdés founded in 1992.